Kessel: Mexican solar water heaters

By Kessel

Technology and Entrepreneurship > Unreasonable Entrepreneur

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$5,332USD
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$4,029USD

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Ended 05/16/16

"We are doing all we can to put people and the environment over profit, by providing affordable solar water heaters to Mexican low and middle class families"

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México, Mexico

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Update from the people at Kessel, Monday 11 April 2016

Here’s a little video and a big thank you to all of our funders!

We made our funding for Unreasonable Mexico on Fondeadora within 30 hours, it’s a platform record by far, they even tell us it’s an Latin American record. We haven’t confirmed that, but it makes no different to us. We’re really happy.

The 80.000 MXN will allow us to participate in Unreasonable Mexico 2016, but we want to push it further, we believe we can do more good by raising more money.

We are raising our funding goal to 200.000 MXN, we will still use our 80.000 MXN for the participation but everything above that will be used to donate Kessels for those who really need it.

Please help us spread the word.

With love from the whole Kessel family

About the project

In our country, as much as up to 90% of the household gas bill goes to heating water for showers! Not only is this bad for our individual, local and global economies, it also destroys our planet and leaves our planet in a worse shape for the children of tomorrow.

We are a group of diverse people with big hearts, caring for each other, our people, country and environment. We are doing our best to create a sustainable business and a better Mexico.

Our first product is a solar energy water heater, the Kessel, built and produced in Mexico for the people and environment of Mexico.

By using our Kessel, each and every low to middle class household can save as much as up to 90% on their monthly gas bill - this is only the direct benefit for the Mexican households, the benefits escalates and adds up when we consider the positive effects that come for our community and environment by using solar energy.

Since June 2015 we have installed more than 400 Kessels and created a lot of smiles and happy showers along the way.

Now, we could use a little of your help to take ourselves even further.

How are we going to use the money?

As one of fourteen companies, out of hundreds, we got invited to participate in Unreasonable Mexico 2016. In short, it’s a program for unreasonable entrepreneurs doing good for the world, that will allow our people and business to fast track our growth opportunities, enabling us to bring more Kessels to the people of Mexico. We need 80,000 MXN to participate.

What if we somehow get more money than we need? First of all, it will make us extremely proud and happy.

We look at it from two perspectives…

In Mexico there’s a lot of great social initiatives that are run by compassionate people without any official funding or support and these need any help they can get. It can be anything from hospices for terminally ill to animal shelters. We will find these projects and offer to donate and install Kessels to make their cause a bit easier.

If any of our 13 peer initiatives that also have been selected into Unreasonable Mexico 2016 do not reach their goal of getting the participation fee, we will be able to support them as well. Bare in mind that all projects that are selected are creating benefits for the world and the Mexican people.

The people of Kessel

Kessel is being created every day and all of us and the people we are touching are part of making us a little better, every single day.

We have an internationally experienced management team, university graduates with extensive experience in entrepreneurship, technology, finance, communication and engineering.

We believe each and every one of us is equally valuable to create an amazing company, here you can meet two of the fantastic persons that are being part of creating a better Mexico.

Samuel Neuenschwander, Chief Innovation Officer

Before creating Kessel Sam, a Swiss mechanical engineer, was travelling the world as an expat. By coincidence he stumbled over a prehistoric version of our Kessel and decided to impact Mexico and the world. Three plus years later he now inspires a group of people to transform the world with him.

Aljoscha Zimmermann, Business Developer

Before deciding to use his talents for the benefits of others Aljoscha worked several years in banking and pharmaceuticals, internationally and in Mexico. Upon joining the Kessel team we’ve enjoyed seeing Aljoscha smile often, running around knowing he’s using his skills and know-how to create result that have a real impact on society.

04/12/16

We’re going beyond and above our goal

por Kessel

In less than 30 hours, thanks to you, we reached our goal to participate in Unreasonable Mexico. We want to go further and do more good to those who need it. We are raising our target to 200.000 MXN, the initial 80.000 MXN will be allocated to our participation and the rest will be used to donate Kessels to those who really need it. We are finding these people and initiatives now.

We want to thank you all for your support.

Thank you!

With love,
the people at Kessel

PS.
We’re really busy right now, more to come on your individual donations. And check our main paige here on Fondeadora, we made a little video for you :)

04/12/16

Queremos ir más allá

por Kessel

En menos de 30 horas llegamos a nuestra meta para participar en Unreasonable México. Sin embargo, queremos ir más allá y  generar un mayor impacto en el mundo. Elevamos nuestra meta a 200,000 MXN pesos; los 80,000 MXN iniciales serán destinados a la participación y el resto se utilizará para donar Kessels a aquellas personas que realmente lo necesiten.

Por favor, ayúdennos a correr la voz y de nuevo ¡Muchas gracias!

04/07/16

¡Gracias!

por Kessel

Gracias a todos los que ya nos están apoyando. Confiamos que con la ayuda de personas como ustedes pronto alcanzaremos la meta y, mejor aún, la superaremos. :)

Hoy tenemos una gran sonrisa en la cara y es gracias a ustedes.

 

Kessel: Mexican solar water heaters

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Make a difference. You will have been part of making it possible for us to grow and create a better world and will receive a digital picture of a happy Kessel team and a big thank you from all of us.

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We are creating an enablers wall at our office in Mexico City where we will put all our donors names. You will be on that wall and receive a digital picture of it once we are done creating it.Note: All donors on this level and above will have their name put on our donors wall and receive a picture of it once we are done creating it.

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Become a Kessel super enabler. Your name will be on our enablers wall in our Mexico City office as a super enabler. Furthermore you will receive physical “Thank you!”-letter, pictures of our wall and team to your home address.

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Starting from $51USD or more

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Receive a 500 MXN discount on your purchase of a Kessel or donate your discount to a Mexican family.For our international donors: Currently we only operate in the Mexico City and Bajio region of Mexico. You are welcome to come here and collect your discount or you may choose to donate the discount to a family here in Mexico.

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You will receive an ecological t-shirt with a message from Kessel, showing you’ve enabled the world to become a better place. We will get in touch to get your correct size.For our international donors: Additional shipping costs may apply depending on your location.

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Enablers lunch or barbecue with the team. You’ll be invited to an enablers lunch or barbecue with us at our office in Mexico City.For our international donors: Unless you decide to come to Mexico City and join us, we will make sure we give your meal to one or a few street kids.

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Donate a Kessel, with Unreasonable logo. We will build and donate a Kessel, to a Mexican family that can not afford one themselves, with an Unreasonable logo. You will receive a picture of the Kessel and the family it is donated to, as well as get your name at our enablers wall at our Mexico City office.

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Starting from $1,008USD or more

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Donate a Kessel, with your name and a greeting. We will build and donate a Kessel, to a Mexican family that can not afford one themselves, with your name and greeting on it. You will receive a picture of the Kessel and the family it is donated to, as well as get your name at our enablers wall at our Mexico City office.

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Starting from $2,267USD or more

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Build your own Kessel at the plant with our founder Sam. For one day you will get to build your own Kessel with our founder Sam at our plant in Tlayacapan. Then it’s up to you whether you choose to keep and install it at your house or donate it to a Mexican family that can not afford it themselves.For our international donors: Unless you decide to come to our plant in Tlayacapan, we will make sure to donate a Kessel to a Mexican family that needs it.

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Starting from $4,029USD or more

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Totally unreasonable donor and super enabler. You are a super unreasonable human being and will enable us to super charge our growth and strive to better the world. You will get a special place on our enablers wall, get an enabler t-shirt, learn how to build a Kessel, get a session on how we work with purpose and culture and always be welcome to hang with us at the Kessel office in Mexico City.For our international donors: Let us know when you’re in Mexico City and we will create a special experience for you. If you can’t join us here you will of course still be on our wall, get a t-shirt and a video of us showing you how to build a Kessel and a video call session about how we work with purpose and culture.

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