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15th National Agricultural Fair – Malawi

Posted on: October 5, 2018
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The National Agricultural Fair that took place between the 12th and 15th of September 2018 was a very insightful experience for us at Pump Aid. It was organised by the Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MCCCI) and the Ministry of Agriculture amongst others; and it involved over 150 organisations, and included top […]

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How Pump Aid supports development and the environment

Posted on: August 27, 2018
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World Water Week is the annual focal point to discuss the globe’s water issues.  This year (26th to 31st August 2018), the focus is on the link between ecosystems, human development and water. Building on the UN theme for World Water Day earlier this year, ‘nature-based solutions’, World Water Week 2018 aims to cast light on […]

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Community-Based Childcare Centres in Action – Mpunga, Malawi

Posted on: August 14, 2018
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In November last year, we revisited a community-based childcare centre (CBCC) in the village of Mpunga in Malawi to see how our project had impacted the local children. Our CBCC project supports early years development through the provision of clean water, sanitation and improved nutrition supplemented with training and education throughout the community. In Mpunga, […]

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Defying the heatwave – running the 2018 British 10K for Pump Aid

Posted on: July 30, 2018
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This July the Pump Aid team had a fantastic time cheering on runners from our corporate friends as they battled through the heatwave to complete the British 10K in Westminster. On the morning of Sunday 15th of July, our team waited anxiously in Trafalgar Square while four brave runners were doing their final warm ups […]

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Eileen Fisher supports Pump Aid for Earth Month

Posted on: May 23, 2018
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Pump Aid was delighted to partner with women’s luxury clothing designer and retailer Eileen Fisher during Earth Month 2018 to raise awareness about the lack of access to safe drinking water in Malawi and the way in which Pump Aid’s Beyond Water programme is challenging the status quo. Materials promoting Pump Aid were on display […]

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What is your retirement project?

Posted on: May 23, 2018
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When Martyn Speight retired from his job as a water engineer in 2012, he had no intention of putting his feet up! On the contrary, he set up Fair Water Connections – an association to help advance water supply competition on new housing sites. Since then he has been working with contractors in the water […]

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A huge thank you to Lead Forensics

Posted on: April 4, 2018
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Did you ever think about how much fun could be had raising money for Pump Aid? Leading US/UK based software company Lead Forensics was super-excited about helping communities in Malawi to gain access to clean water and, on a warm and sunny 3rd March, found a great way of doing just that. For the ultimate team […]

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World Water Day 2018

Posted on: March 21, 2018
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This World Water Day we’ll be taking a look at the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and how our Beyond Water self-supply programme is helping Malawi achieve them. The Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations in 2015 to be fulfilled by 2030. We achieve lasting positive change […]

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It’s International Womens Day 2018!

Posted on: March 8, 2018
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Today, we celebrate the incredible women we have the honour of working with in Malawi. First up we have Maria, an area mechanic and former midwife from Kasungu! Last October, Pump Aid’s Patrick Luong visited our programmes out in Malawi, from Blantyre in the south, to the informal settlements around the capital city Lilongwe, to […]

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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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