Zeer Pot

Mohammed Bah Abba, Mobah Rural Horizons

Product description Brand name and product description

Zeer Pot is a simple fridge made of local materials consisting of one earthenware pot set inside another.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)
Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Mobah Rural Horizons and Practical Action

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

$20 USD (The Women’s Association for Earthenware Manufacturing in Al Fashir)

$2-$4 USD depending on size (Mobah Rural Horizons)

Previously, zeer pots cost Mobah Rural Horizons approx. a dollar (150 naira) to produce and are sold at ~$1.20 to $1.30 USD (180-200 naira).

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Janata Cooler, Bamboo Cooler, Almirah Cooler, Charcoal Cooler, Static Cooling Chambers, Naya Cellar Storage, Solar Powered Refrigerators. The Desert Fridge, one of the closest competitors, is distributed by Humanity First.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 2: improve food security and nutrition by preventing of gastrointestinal issues due to poorly preserved food.

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Off-grid, rural communities dependent on subsistence farming. Produce spoilage causes disease and loss of income for needy farmers and venders who are forced to ‘rush sell’ most agricultural products, even though they are well aware of the negative impact flooding the market has on their profits. Even in towns and cities where erratic power supply is available, most of the urban poor cannot afford refrigerators.

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