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We’re building a radically affordable solar water pump that will transform small plot agriculture and help bring the world's poorest families out of poverty.
Paul Polak
Golden, Colorado
United States
2 Team Members
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raised by 241 people in 1 month
63% funded
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$50,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
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This campaign ended on June 9, 2013
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  • $10USD
    Get happy!

    100% of your contribution will be spent on developing a game changing solution to poverty. As a way to say thank you we'll add your name to a special page on our website. Feel good about yourself today!

    15 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $15USD
    Solar Light Bulb - Take 2!

    Steve and his solar panel team have released a batch of 100 of their solar powered light bulbs. We're pleased to be able to offer these to you at this lower perk level! We also added a picture of them in the gallery so you can see what they're capable of. Great for emergency kits, camping, patios, and more!

    16 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $25USD
    Get posted!

    The team will send you a postcard from our field test site in India. It may take a little while as we build the unit then ship it out there, but we'll get it to you. Whenever it comes it'll be a fun surprise to get a postcard from halfway around the world!

    23 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $25USD
    Get intellectual!

    Steve Katsaros, and his team of solar experts, have developed a solar powered book light. Charge it in the sun then read for hours. Great for camping and outdoor adventures too!

    28 out of 36 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $35USD
    Get inspired!

    Paul wrote a book about his work called "Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail". Paul will send you an autographed copy of his book and help inspire you to find more ways to help create sustainable solutions to poverty.

    23 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $45USD
    Get portable!

    Steve and the team have developed a solar powered flashlight. Charge it in the sun then get hours of use! Perfect for your outdoor travels and your emergency kit.

    10 out of 36 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $60USD
    Get illuminated!

    Steve and the solar powered wizards have one more trick up their sleeve: a solar powered light bulb. A fully charged light bulb will last up to 6 hours and can provide light to read or navigate by. Waterproof and portable, it's great for all your outdoor activities.

    6 out of 36 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $75USD
    Get shiny!

    We'll put your name on the back of the mirrors in our field test model. Anyone who sees these mirrors will see a list of all the people who helped make it happen. We'll put high resolution images of the mirrors on our website for you to download and thank you by name.

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $100USD
    Get Inspired! Again!

    Paul is working on a new book called "The Business Solution to Poverty". He will send you a freshly printed copy when it's published later this year. In it you'll learn what Paul's been up to in the last ten years and more about why he believes that the best way to help reduce poverty in the long term is through helping people increase their ability to earn money. We'll also add your name to the back of the mirrors we use in our field test.

    26 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $500USD
    Get fed!

    If you are in the Denver area, or can come to the area, Paul and members of the design team will host a special lunch for the backers at this level. You can come and listen to Paul talk about his decades of world travels and adventures in fighting poverty. Or you can bring your own ideas and get feedback from the team. Your choice AND lunch is paid for at a great local restaurant. We'll also add your name to the back of the mirrors on our field test model.

    3 out of 12 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $10,000USD
    Get recognition!

    Your name will appear on a prominent area of the field test model. The model and your name will appear in promotional materials as well as in the field during on site testing. This is a great way for you (or your company) to put your name on something that will make a difference in the lives of millions of people.

    1 out of 3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $10,000USD
    Get personal!

    Paul travels the world giving seminars about his work and practical solutions to poverty. The backer who claims this reward will have an opportunity for Paul to visit them for a special seminar. Spend the day with Paul and share ideas together. Note: Reasonable travel costs in the United States will be paid for. Also, Paul's time is in high demand so advance planning will be required.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
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