Aqua Port continues to get ready for field testing, but have experienced a change of plans recently. Due to a setback, we were unable to go to Ghana in September as planned.
Fortunately, our setback seems to have a silver lining, as some great opportunities have come up in the meantime.
In one of our most exciting developments, we had a conference call with the founder of Hippo Water Roller, who we are excited to say would like to lend us some assistance with growing Aquaport!
On the design front, we were fortunate enough to meet with two engineers from national design firm IDEO. They will help us brainstorm some important changes to the current design and structure our research.
While the trip is postponed, we have plenty to prepare for, and continue to work on our model.
In the meantime, we have been looking to expand our team, and have been recruiting MIT students to work on the project and potentially come with us to Ghana.
Last week I (Mary) attended the International Development Fair at MIT to get the word out. I met some very qualified students who will make a great addition to the team.
Photos of the aquaport table below!