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MY DAY WITHOUT TEA – Take the #NoH20Challenge

Posted on: September 9, 2016

I arrive at the office and my mug from yesterday is still on my desk. I look at it and it says “Come on, you know you want to.”






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In the line of duty: Monitoring and Evaluation

Posted on: August 24, 2016
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Author: Henderson Kadammanja ‘We are so grateful that you were here, this activity has been enlightening and a great reminder to us on our responsibility towards good sanitation and hygiene practices,’ goes the familiar remark towards the end of each and every Project Verification Form (PVF) admin session! It does not end there as people […]

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Let’s dig whilst it’s still dry

Posted on: August 23, 2016

In Malawi there are over 9,000 childcare centres supporting under 5′s but over three quarters of these have no access to clean water or decent toilets. Pump Aid is crowdfunding to raise enough funds to provide Mng’ona preschool and the surrounding village with access to clean water, sanitation and lessons in hygiene behaviour. But first, […]

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Brakes Awareness Day a success!

Posted on: August 3, 2016

On Monday 18th July the staff of Brakes Group took part in the first #BrakesAwarenessDay across six locations from Glasgow to Kent. Staff were invited to dress in blue, take part in a bake sale and carry a bucket of water 200 meters all in aid of Pump Aid. Not only did this day provide […]

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Africa World Water Week

Posted on: July 22, 2016

This week (18th-22nd July 2016) is Africa World Water week, where representatives from governments, regional institutions, international partners, the private sector and the scientific community, have come together to discuss solutions to the clean water and adequate sanitation problem present in many African countries. Attendees hail from 100 different countries, and there has been over […]

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Food Insecurity in Malawi

Posted on: July 22, 2016

Author: Duncan Marsh, Director of Programmes, Pump Aid. 6.5 million people or over one third of Malawi’s population is now considered ‘food insecure’. This means that millions of families in Malawi’s predominantly rural population will be unable to provide themselves with enough food. Over the coming months this will lead to widespread malnutrition and starvation. […]

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Juliana’s farm: A new lease of life for workers with clean, accessible water

Posted on: July 20, 2016
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As dawn breaks over the Mphamba village, some 200 workers leave their beds to start a hard day’s work on the farm, an essential part of sustaining village life by keeping their families, homes and income stable. Since October 2015 and the arrival of two rope and washer pumps, a period of productivity, stability and […]

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British 10K London Run: 10th July

Posted on: July 18, 2016

Blog Author: Emily Gait, Fundraising Coordinator at Pump Aid (third from right in the photo). Once again I was amazed by the efforts of our runners last Sunday, in the British London 10K Run. Despite the grey clouds looming over the London Eye and drizzle in the air there were still plenty of cheers from […]

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Now for a cup of tea

Posted on: June 29, 2016
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Maria pours me a cup of hot tea. She gestures me to sit down whilst she continues getting things ready, stoking the fire, washing utensils and stacking cups. Maria’s sister walks past me with a tray of warm sweet cakes to put outside, letting them cool before packing them for the customers. They excitedly chirp […]

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Pump Aid on tour!

Posted on: June 28, 2016
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As part of our plans to raise the profile of our innovative and important work bringing water to rural and remote communities in Malawi we are planning on attending a range of events over the summer. Last weekend we visited Nizels Golf Club to demonstrate our self-supply pump at The Henry Cooper Junior Golf Masters. […]

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