With almost 20 new investors backing the MINCH venture we are now pushing ahead with building a small-scale manufacturing capacity.
We’ve rented a larger workshop space and have built a small but capable team of fabricators and assemblers. We’re looking in good shape to hit our first 100 filters delivery target of 12 Nov, and quickly move to a 200 units / month capability.
Encouraged by the Inclusive Business Accelerator we have built a very inclusive team that have all the skills and capabilities we need. Currently 60% of the assembly team are profoundly hearing impaired. We’re all learning new bits of sign-language!
The filter cartridge components are being fabricated by women from Addis Guzo, a charity based in Addis Ababa that encourages entrepreneurship and physical activity and mobility amongst physically disabled in the city.