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Paris Climate Agreement: Pump Aid’s Perspective

Posted on: April 22, 2016

Events like El Nino are set to increase in both number and severity, potentially jeopardising the precarious development in Malawi, it is a regrettable reality that Africa has contributed the least to climate change but is likely to suffer the most. It is estimated that during this decade, between 75 and 250 million people could be exposed to significant water stress caused by increasingly erratic rainfall.






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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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Q&A: Life after the elephant pump

Posted on: July 9, 2015
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“We can now grow fresh vegetables from our flourishing garden. Time taken to water the garden has been significantly reduced which also means children have more time to do their homework before it gets dark.”






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