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Food Crisis in Malawi Worsens

Posted on: May 25, 2016
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Hi, my name is Duncan and I’m the Director of Programmes for Pump Aid. I’ve been with Pump Aid now for two years and I feel really privileged to work for such a great organisation. Not only is what we do really practical, useful work that provides clear benefit to (some of the poorest) people […]

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A big thanks to our Run Hackney Fundraisers

Posted on: May 11, 2016
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Fundraising events always make me smile and this weekend was no exception. I joined many of the Pump Aid team along with some fantastic volunteers at the Hackney Half Marathon on Sunday 8 May to cheer on the fantastic Pump Aid runners.






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I believe the private sector can deliver on the Global Goals

Posted on: April 15, 2016
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This is the first blog post by our Chairman, Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE, who thinks the private sector can deliver the new Sustainable Development Goals following our latest work with local entrepreneurs.






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Week 3: A job for life

Posted on: March 15, 2016

Who knew that repairing bicycles could help save lives? We meet Brighton from Gundani Village in Kasungu who tells us how he started his own water pump business.






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Week 2: Doreen shares a valuable life lesson

Posted on: March 7, 2016

In the 2nd of our World Water Day stories we meet Doreen, a former volunteer for Gumba hospital who explains how her experience led her to work alongside Pump Aid and help transform the lives of Kwanji village.






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Week1: Fyucha’s Future

Posted on: February 29, 2016

“My kids were always late for school because I used to ask them to help me fetch water. But now I am able to prepare my grandchildren on time. I am a living testimony…”






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Valentines in Malawi: The Story of Dorothy and Stephano

Posted on: February 12, 2016

The morning rain has just begun to recede and it’s 1 o’clock in the afternoon as I approach the home of Stephano and Dorothy who have graciously invited me into their home. As I arrive they are gathered inside their small thatched mud house, taking a break from a days work on the farm, and […]

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Pinda Village – The story of Maria and Moses: The Couple

Posted on: January 29, 2016

Once finished she plans to start her own sewing business to make sure she can provide the best possible life for her children.






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Pinda Village – The story of Maria and Moses: The Wedding

Posted on: January 27, 2016

On seeing us arrive an old man approaches us with a spring in his step, “not many people get to wed these days in the village” he whispers. We believe him.






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Pinda Village – The story of Maria and Moses: Before the Pump

Posted on: January 25, 2016

The water is more brown than blue and clearly full of various run off and waste. As the girl vanishes back into her home, a young women approaches me, her name is Maria and she is who I am here to see.






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