As a part of our dedication to community based design and experiential learning we were joined this last summer, fall and winter by a talented team of students from Delft University in the Netherlands. We have been exploring possibilities to provide additional electricity and connectivity services to the communities we work with in Tanzania and this was a good opportunity for a joint design and design research challenge for the Juabar team and the Delft student team, Drop Creatives.

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We explored opportunities to serve additional urban and periurban communities in addition to the rural communities we already focus on. We also looked at additional services that can be incorporated in order to better meet community needs as well as increase revenues for both Juabar as well as our network of entrepreneurs. We are now testing some of these opportunities and look forward to sharing new designs and service offerings in the months to come.

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Thank you to the Drop Creatives team for your great work!