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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

6.5 million people of 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. This situation has come about because over the […]

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Juliana’s farm: A new lease of life for workers with clean, accessible water

Posted on: July 20, 2016
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As dawn breaks over the Mphamba village, some 200 workers leave their beds to start a hard day’s work on the farm, an essential part of sustaining village life by keeping their families, homes and income stable. Since October 2015 and the arrival of two rope and washer pumps, a period of productivity, stability and […]

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British 10K London Run: 10th July

Posted on: July 18, 2016

Blog Author: Emily Gait, Fundraising Coordinator at Pump Aid (third from right in the photo). Once again I was amazed by the efforts of our runners last Sunday, in the British London 10K Run. Despite the grey clouds looming over the London Eye and drizzle in the air there were still plenty of cheers from […]

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Now for a cup of tea

Posted on: June 29, 2016
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Maria pours me a cup of hot tea. She gestures me to sit down whilst she continues getting things ready, stoking the fire, washing utensils and stacking cups. Maria’s sister walks past me with a tray of warm sweet cakes to put outside, letting them cool before packing them for the customers. They excitedly chirp […]

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Pump Aid on tour!

Posted on: June 28, 2016
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As part of our plans to raise the profile of our innovative and important work bringing water to rural and remote communities in Malawi we are planning on attending a range of events over the summer. Last weekend we visited Nizels Golf Club to demonstrate our self-supply pump at The Henry Cooper Junior Golf Masters. […]

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Valuing local and international staff equally

Posted on: June 23, 2016

Here at Pump Aid we are committed to creating a working environment with equitable pay and benefits, equality of opportunity, a diverse workforce and equal respect for each individual’s contribution to the aims, values and goals of Pump Aid. We invest considerable time and effort in creating a working environment (both in the UK and […]

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Working together for WASH in Malawi

Posted on: June 9, 2016
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In an effort to contribute towards improved access to safe and clean water as well and good sanitation for all, Pump Aid works towards partnering and networking with other WASH NGOs in Malawi who are working towards the same goal. Here are some of the highlights on some partnerships and networking activities that I have […]

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Volunteering’s a Pleasure at Pump Aid

Posted on: June 1, 2016
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I started volunteering at Pump Aid in November 2015. I already had an interest in water governance from time spent at University and I was eager to gain some first-hand experience of work within the sector. In that regards my time volunteering at Pump Aid has been fantastic. Since November 2015 I have been involved […]

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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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