Zeer Pot

Mohammed Bah Abba, Mobah Rural Horizons

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

Product description

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

Distributors/implementing organizations

Mobah Rural Horizons and Practical Action

Market suggested retail price

$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

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

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

Target user(s)

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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