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How Pump Aid Impacts the Lives of Women and Girls

Posted on: January 5, 2018
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The current situation in Malawi is a gender divide. In the previous decade, the Millennial Developmental goals (MDGs) failed to recognise the intersection between gender and poverty. Hi, I’m Sabina and I’m currently volunteering at Pump Aid while studying International Development at university. I found the relationship between the MDGs and the risks to women and girls of […]

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A Malawian Christmas!

Posted on: December 22, 2017
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Pump Aid Malawi’s Monitoring and Evaluation officers Mebbie Gwirima and Henderson Kadammanja tell us what it’s like in Malawi at Christmas time! Over 80% of Malawi’s population are Christian and just like in many other parts of the world, Christmas is one of the days people always look forward to in Malawi. The Christmas frenzy in […]

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LUPPEN Urban Heroes

Posted on: October 1, 2017
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In celebration of #UrbanOctober we are delighted to share with you a profile on our partner, Malawian Grassroots organisation LUPPEN (Lilongwe Urban Poor Peoples Network).  LUPPEN was established in order to strengthen the voices of urban poor residents in Lilongwe to demand improved living conditions and enable them to actively participate in the development of their city. It currently has […]

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Meet Rae, Design and Communications Coordinator

Posted on: August 16, 2017
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Hi there! My name is Rae, and I’m the Design and Communications Coordinator at Pump Aid. Where did you come from? I graduated in 2014 with a BA in Graphic Design from Central Saint Martins. Curious to develop a broader perspective of the advertising industry after finishing university, I began a range of internships and […]

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My British 10K Run Experience

Posted on: August 2, 2017

By Patrick Luong. Bands on the run On Sunday 9th July 2017, a multinational team of six (and a new Pump Aid fan!) enjoyed sun, cheers, live bands and a tour of London’s most famous landmarks by completing the Virgin Sport British 10k. Read more about our experiences of this fun race, check out photos […]

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A Meeting with the Village Chief

Posted on: July 26, 2017
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By Henderson Kadammanja It’s July and the signs of winter can’t go unnoticed. It is late in the afternoon and the sun can be seen receding through the patches of clouds giving its last solace of warmth for the day as the evening cold winter breeze is slowly creeping in. I’m with Joseph Kaputa, a […]

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10 insights into Pump Aid’s latest project

Posted on: June 21, 2017

Small Charity Week comes round once a year with the aim of celebrating smaller charities which do incredible work with smaller teams and smaller budgets. Pump Aid recently won the award for International Aid and Development Charity of the year at the annual Charity Awards which aims to highlight best practice across the sector. The Charity Awards are […]

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Turning Trash into Cash

Posted on: June 19, 2017
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Author: Eva Phiri: Project Manager It’s around 10.30 in the morning and very sunny in Kachere which is one of the slums in Blantyre, the second largest city in Malawi. The waste collectors are gathered at the sanitation centre after a busy morning sorting waste at a dumpsite. Rodrick is one of these waste agents […]

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Introducing Margaret to our team

Posted on: June 5, 2017
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Hello! My name is Margaret and I’ve recently joined the Pump Aid team as the Partnerships and New Business Manager. Some people I meet these days seem surprised that I spent most of the last 20 years trading agricultural commodities for multinational corporations. I have been really lucky to have enjoyed the opportunity of building […]

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The Story of ‘My Journey’ pre-school

Posted on: May 15, 2017
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Thanks to support from our partners the children at My Journey pre-school can now look to a brighter future. Follow the story to find out more… How we discovered ‘My Journey’ pre-school There are over 9,000 pre-schools across Malawi and sadly 75% of these schools are nothing more than a shell with no access to basic […]

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