Since The Next Practice’s (TNP) beginning in 2004 we have supported businesses around the world to develop products and services that meet the needs of low income populations, while offering a sound business case for investment. During a 2007 client project, TNP supported the bp Ubuntu team in the first generation development of a paraffin stove designed specifically for the households in South African townships and rural settlements. We are pleased to share the news that the same technology and design is being brought back to market as the Arivi stove.
Products for low income households don’t have to be crude to be affordable. The aim is elegant designs with straightforward, durable components that address the distinct customs, use environments and risks of an underserved segment. These designs can be both affordable and aspirational. Arivi is proof. See the video below to learn more.