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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 capitol 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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A Malawian Christmas!

Posted on: December 22, 2017
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Pump Aid Malawi’s Monitoring and Evaluation officers Mebbie Gwirima and Henderson Kadammanja tell us what it’s like in Malawi at Christmas time! Over 80% of Malawi’s population are Christian and just like in many other parts of the world, Christmas is one of the days people always look forward to in Malawi. The Christmas frenzy in […]

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LUPPEN Urban Heroes

Posted on: October 1, 2017
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In celebration of #UrbanOctober we are delighted to share with you a profile on our partner, Malawian Grassroots organisation LUPPEN (Lilongwe Urban Poor Peoples Network).  LUPPEN was established in order to strengthen the voices of urban poor residents in Lilongwe to demand improved living conditions and enable them to actively participate in the development of their city. It currently has […]

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Meet Rae, Design and Communications Coordinator

Posted on: August 16, 2017
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Hi there! My name is Rae, and I’m the Design and Communications Coordinator at Pump Aid. Where did you come from? I graduated in 2014 with a BA in Graphic Design from Central Saint Martins. Curious to develop a broader perspective of the advertising industry after finishing university, I began a range of internships and […]

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My British 10K Run Experience

Posted on: August 2, 2017

By Patrick Luong. Bands on the run On Sunday 9th July 2017, a multinational team of six (and a new Pump Aid fan!) enjoyed sun, cheers, live bands and a tour of London’s most famous landmarks by completing the Virgin Sport British 10k. Read more about our experiences of this fun race, check out photos […]

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A Meeting with the Village Chief

Posted on: July 26, 2017
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By Henderson Kadammanja It’s July and the signs of winter can’t go unnoticed. It is late in the afternoon and the sun can be seen receding through the patches of clouds giving its last solace of warmth for the day as the evening cold winter breeze is slowly creeping in. I’m with Joseph Kaputa, a […]

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10 insights into Pump Aid’s latest project

Posted on: June 21, 2017

Small Charity Week comes round once a year with the aim of celebrating smaller charities which do incredible work with smaller teams and smaller budgets. Pump Aid recently won the award for International Aid and Development Charity of the year at the annual Charity Awards which aims to highlight best practice across the sector. The Charity Awards are […]

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