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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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Brakes Awareness Day a success!

Posted on: August 3, 2016

On Monday 18th July the staff of Brakes Group took part in the first #BrakesAwarenessDay across six locations from Glasgow to Kent. Staff were invited to dress in blue, take part in a bake sale and carry a bucket of water 200 meters all in aid of Pump Aid. Not only did this day provide […]

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Africa World Water Week

Posted on: July 22, 2016

This week (18th-22nd July 2016) is Africa World Water week, where representatives from governments, regional institutions, international partners, the private sector and the scientific community, have come together to discuss solutions to the clean water and adequate sanitation problem present in many African countries. Attendees hail from 100 different countries, and there has been over […]

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Food Insecurity in Malawi

Posted on: July 22, 2016

Author: Duncan Marsh, Director of Programmes, Pump Aid. 6.5 million people or over one third of Malawi’s population is now considered ‘food insecure’. This means that millions of families in Malawi’s predominantly rural population will be unable to provide themselves with enough food. Over the coming months this will lead to widespread malnutrition and starvation. […]

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