The Pilão-Plus is a manual grain grinder designed to help rural Mozambican families process maize, their staple food, cheaply and conveniently. Currently Mozambicans rely on electric or diesel-powered mills, which are often located far away and frequently break down, or on an arduous, time-consuming pounding process using a traditional mortar and pestle called a pilão. Designed to cost under $60, the Pilão-Plus aims to improve on both these options by reducing the time, cost and effort associated with producing maize flour, giving Mozambican women a more reliable way of feeding their families. For more information, please feel free to contact any of us: Bill Gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org, Vivek Goyal at email@example.com, Mariel Lanas at firstname.lastname@example.org, Herbert Silva at email@example.com.
Our goal is to get our partner a prototype they can use for field testing, or the means of making that prototype, and then hand over everything to them to try to find an partner in-country who can really take it forward.