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Introducing Patrick to our team

Posted on: April 11, 2017
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Hello! My name is Patrick. I recently left the world of financial planning and joined Pump Aid to enhance partnerships and relationships with trusts, foundations and philanthropists. I’m also going to share a few insights to explain how financial planning and philanthropy can go together as there are many ways to support good causes while […]

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Patrick’s advice on: Gift Aid

Posted on: April 10, 2017
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Spotlight on Gift Aid – benefit great causes and pay less tax What is Gift Aid? Gift Aid is a tax relief designed to encourage individuals to make donations to charities and it is working. The amount of Gift Aid paid to charities totalled £1.26bn in 2015/16 (up from £1.19bn in the previous year). In […]

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Water #MeansToMe: No more water ‘nightmares’

Posted on: March 22, 2017
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[Interviewed by Fred Mtendere – Pump Aid’s Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in Malawi] Charles, 56 years old tells us how much his life has changed since his community purchased a water pump from a Pump Aid entrepreneur. Pump Aid’s Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Fred recently had the opportunity to ask him a few questions of […]

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Water #meanstome: Serving my community and family

Posted on: March 16, 2017
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[Interviewed by Fred Mtendere – Pump Aid’s Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in Malawi] Maria, 45 years old is one of Pump Aid’s first female Pump Mechanics taking part in our self-Supply Programme. Pump Aid’s Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Fred recently had the opportunity to ask her a few questions of her experience so far… Fred: […]

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Water #meanstome: Increased Crop and Happy workers

Posted on: March 9, 2017
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In this blog, we’d like to introduce you to Otamile Banda. He’s a businessman who recently invested in a pump from one of our entrepreneurs, and we asked him what he thought of Self-supply having directly benefitted from it himself. Here’s what he had to say: ‘Since I own a garden area where I grow […]

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Water #meanstome: A better future for women and girls

Posted on: March 8, 2017
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To honour International Women’s Day today (8th March) this blog is all about the role of women in the areas in which we work in Malawi. Lots of research has shown that women suffer more than men in three main areas as a direct consequence of having no access to clean water. But don’t worry – […]

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Water #meanstome: The ability to provide for my family

Posted on: March 3, 2017
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You’ve probably read our Self-Supply blog already, if not, click here to read it! If so, you’ll know all about our pilot project in Kasangu where we trained 25 entrepreneurs to install household pumps in their local areas. Today we’d like to introduce you to one of our entrepreneurs, Chifumu Kapereke. Kapereke is 51, and […]

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Self-supply: What it means and how it will change lives forever

Posted on: February 28, 2017
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What is Self-supply? Self-supply is exactly what the name suggests – you fund yourself. In the context of our work, this means individuals making improvements to their own water supplies with no financial aid from charities or governments. The products and services are usually provided by local entrepreneurs on a fully commercial basis. So people […]

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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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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 younger. That certainly seems to be the case at the Mkwanda CBCC (Community Based Childcare Centre). Lucy Black, a care giver, has said that […]

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