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My Experience as a Fundraising Intern

Posted on: February 14, 2017
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Hi, I’m Chloe, I’m currently working at Pump Aid as a Fundraising and Administration Intern and loving it! I recently graduated from the University of Exeter after studying International Relations with French and Spanish. In my final year I had to produce a 12,000 word dissertation on anything of my choice so long as it […]

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Children lead the way with new handwashing techniques

Posted on: February 13, 2017
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To help support more pre-schools like this one please donate to our One Day’s Wages campaign before Wednesday 15th February and double your donation. Author: Mebbie Gwirima – Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Pump Aid It’s often said that children’s minds are like sponges – they can soak up information so much better when they are […]

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Bringing water to Nkhwinjiri Primary School

Posted on: December 20, 2016

The Malawi government introduced universal free primary education to reduce the higher illiteracy levels that Malawi faces. However, the move resulted into other crucial problems.






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The Elephant Pump

Posted on: November 10, 2016

Since 1998, we have provided over 1.35 million people with access to water by training local communities to build water pumps in rural Malawi. The same Elephant Pump that launched our work 18 years ago, continues to be a core part of our rural water supply project at Pump Aid today. Our trusty Elephant Pump […]

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YOUR SHOWER USES A LOT OF WATER. THE SWON IS CHANGING THAT

Posted on: October 20, 2016

The SWON created by Jeff Frommer is the first affordable, user-friendly solution for conserving the massive amount of water used while showering that saves you money too. Convenience is the façade of accessibility, and it’s easy to see why we couldn’t care less about something so available at a moment’s notice. Turn a knob, and […]

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The Importance of Water Conservation

Posted on: October 18, 2016

Last week Pump Aid in partnership with Soakology published a brief look at the importance of water conservation, why water is under threat and some small steps we can take to try and conserve water at home. We have republished the blog below and hopefully you find water conservation as fascinating as we do !  […]

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Dhuha & Jade Sky Dive for a Pump for Pump Aid

Posted on: October 14, 2016

It’s been a very busy summer for Pump Aid, with lots of events and campaigns, however we wanted to take a moment to talk about one such event which was particularly special. During the summer Dhuha & Jade skydived in the sky’s above Nottingham to raise money for Pump Aid’s work. Together they raised an astonishing […]

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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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