Once again, this brief update was first sent to supporters who actively donated to Pump Aid’s successful Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017, but we can’t help but share these developments. In our last Big Give update, we introduced you to the pre-school in Chiluzi, the care-givers receiving hygiene behaviour training and members of the local […]
Health, opportunities and independence…what did you request for your 20th birthday? It’s nearly 20 years since Pump Aid was registered as a company and how the world has changed since then: people were still recording their favourite TV shows on VHS cassettes (some might still have been using Betamax!) and mobile phones were mostly used […]
With planning underway for this year’s Big Give Christmas Challenge, we should not forget the amazing impact of our successful 2017 Big Give campaign in which we raised over £12,000 to enable us to deliver clean water, sanitation and improved nutrition for children under-5 AND hygiene behaviour change for all members of surrounding communities. We […]
Press Release: LONDON, 7th June 2018. Beyond Water, a London-based social enterprise, has been HIGHLY COMMENDED for its achievements in sustainable development at the 2018 FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards. Beyond Water is rolling out an entrepreneurial small business approach promoting low cost water packages for poor households and farmers in Malawi. Treating people as customers […]
Pump Aid has been shortlisted for the 2018 FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards for Achievement in Sustainable Development: Education, Knowledge and Skills. Our Beyond Water self-supply programme helps to create and grow small businesses in Malawi that build, sell, maintain and repair water pumps and wells. In addition to water and sanitation for domestic clients, these […]
On the 3rd of November 2017 we went to the village of Mchinji to have a look at agriculture in the village. We met a farmer called Kambale who is 47 years old. He has been winter cropping for 7 years and using the rope and washer pump since he bought it in August. Prior […]
The Innovation Award showcases organisations, coalitions or initiatives that are taking inventive approaches as they chart a course through a complex and changing external environment. Pump Aid were in the running for their self-supply project, detailing a better way to end water poverty in Malawi through harnessing the power of entrepreneurship. In 2017, Bond spoke to Pump […]
Pump Aid have been shortlisted for the 2018 Bond Innovation Award! The Innovation Award showcases organisations, coalitions or initiatives that are taking inventive approaches as they chart a course through a complex and changing external environment. Pump Aid are in the running for their self-supply project, detailing a better way to end water poverty in Malawi through harnessing […]
Pump Aid’s CEO Michael Chuter joined a range of inspiring leaders in the field of international development at this year’s NGO Insight event in London, hosted by Civil Society Media. Chuter delivered a presentation describing Pump Aid’s Award winning self-supply model, designed to bring water and sanitation to some of the poorest and hardest to […]
This challenge has now finished, thanks to everyone for getting involved! You can read about our successful campaign here. From now until 12 pm 5th December, you can double your donation by visiting https://secure.thebiggive.org.uk/project/27664 Remember, we will only be able to double donations while our match funds last, so please make sure you donate as soon as possible! […]
– Did you know that Human poo is around 75% water? The rest is made up from solid matter, from indigestible food, fats and dead bacteria. Source – About 100 to 250 grams (3 to 8 ounces) of faeces are excreted by a human adult daily. Source – Cell debris shed from the mucous membrane of the […]
Pump Aid were one of four finalists in the AidEx Innovation Challenge 2017 in Brussels today for Rainmaker, their irrigation pump and accompanying delivery system, alongside WeatherHYDE by BillionBricks and E’CHLO BY Photalia. The AidEx Innovation Challenge is an exciting opportunity for those with a unique idea to help others. The award is open to design agencies, […]
How many hecklers does it take to pave a driveway? – About a dozen if you smooth them out right. Yes folks, it’s that time again! Pump Aid are hosting Hilarity & Charity, an evening of laughs at the Strongroom Bar, Shoreditch! Join us for plenty of laughter while raising money to transform people’s lives […]
London, 26th October 2017 – Pretty Decent Beer Co. the Forest Gate based craft-beer company, today announced that it will be donating 15p per bottle sold to Pump Aid, a London-based international development charity, to help the NGO achieve its goals of training the next generation of small-business owners in Malawi, continuing to relieve water poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. James […]
London, 1st October 2017 – Archibald London, the innovative online retailer, today announced that is has partnered with Pump Aid, a London-based international development charity, to help Pump Aid achieve its goals of training the next generation of small-business owners in Malawi, continuing to relieve water poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. For the next 12 months Archibald […]
British Water are delighted to be hosting, yet again, its highly regarded International Conference on Friday 13th October at Ironmongers’ Hall, London. This year the conference will be supported by UK Export Finance (UKEF) where you will be able to hear first-hand from UKEF’s Chief Executive, Louis Taylor. The conference is your chance to get […]
Thanks to the support of International Rotary we are delighted to report a major expansion of our pre-school WASH programme, with work to build water points and child-friendly latrines in eleven pre-schools in Central Malawi starting this month. In August 2014, Derek McRae of Inverness Culloden Rotary Club (a major supporter of Pump Aid who, […]
Recently Comic Relief visited our urban programme for the first time to see the sites and meet our entrepreneurs. We’re pleased to share with you their feedback from their report. Our Comic Relief supported urban programme began in September 2015 and encourages local entrepreneurs to develop waste disposal and recycling businesses and promote the sale […]
Pump Aid made waves at the “L’Eau Down” Wet Network on 5th July. The triannual event is organised by multinational engineering and professional services company Arup in collaboration with legal firm Pinsent Masons to provide a platform for water themed engineering start-ups and innovators to present their ideas to a forum of water industry and […]
Every 2 years a mass of water engineers and NGOs types get together to discuss the latest technologies or approaches aimed addressing water poverty, at The Loughborough University WEDC (Water Engineering and Development Centre). Pump Aid, an NGO working in Malawi, has presented a paper to the WEDC conference which aims to spark a debate […]
On the 5th June 2017 the Pump Aid team in Malawi were lucky enough to be invited to a celebration to honour the Queen’s Birthday hosted by the British High Commissioner in Lilongwe, Malawi. Our Country Director Tiyese Zumu-Mwale attended the event with another very special guest, his daughter 11 year old Zahira who was […]
Full Press Release: Pump Aid has won the International Aid and Development Award at the 2017 UK Charity Awards. The London-based development charity achieved this award for their innovative small business approach to relieving water poverty in Malawi. The Charity Awards is a year-round programme to celebrate and highlight best practice across the sector. Governments […]
Pump Aid have recently partnered up with Deliah for the release of their new single ‘Waiting For The Rain’. We had the chance to find out more about them and why they have chosen to support Pump Aid, and we liked it so much we thought we would share it with you. Could you give […]
We are delighted to reveal that Pump Aid was announced as the winner of the International Aid and Development Award at the 2017 Charity Awards this year. Our small business-led approach to improving access to water in Malawi was recognised by this prestigious programme. The Charity Awards take place each year to celebrate and highlight best […]
We’re excited to introduce you to a whole heap of activities which will keep you entertained over the (hopefully) long, hot summer to come! Take a look and see what activities you could do to try something different whilst providing communities living in Malawi with access to safe water and sanitation. What’s more, we want […]
We’re delighted to announce that our innovative, small business approach to improving access to water in Malawi has been shortlisted in the 2017 Charity Awards. While governments and NGOs have done a great deal to improve rural water supplies in Africa, functionality rates in many regions remain shockingly low and large numbers of community pumps end […]
It’s been a busy few months since we finished our Big Give Campaign in December and we’ve got a lot to tell you about how your generosity has been making a huge difference across Malawi! With the help of your donations and along with funding from the UK Government, three villages now have elephant pumps. […]
After the success of our last comedy evening, we are back due to popular demand! Join us for our comedy fundraiser at the Strongroom Bar in East London for an evening of four amazing acts and a fantastic raffle. All funds raised will help communities have better access to clean water in Malawi. The evening […]
*** Competition Time! *** We are giving away FREE Hydrate M8 bottles to the first 4 people who sign up to this race! Fill in the online form below to claim your prize! For the second year running Pump Aid is fortunate to have places for the popular British 10K Virgin run. Pass iconic London […]
Thank you for everyone’s support for World Water Day. We managed to reach over 100,000 people with our online wave which has helped share our new project across the world. Well done for everyone’s entries for our Photo Competition ‘What Water #MeansToMe’. We’re pleased to announce the winner of our competition to be Malumbo Simwaka. […]
UPDATE: Join the Pump Aid team and the more friends you sign up with the cheaper your registration fee. Sign up with one extra person you both receive 10% off the ticket cost, 2 more people you receive 15% reduction and if you sign up with 3 extra friends you all receive 20% off your […]
Pump Aid’s core programme is to improve access to safe, sustainable water for rural households in Malawi. However, we go beyond solely providing water and engage with communities and pre-schools to encourage and promote better hygiene and sanitation practices. Our latest work has been supporting entrepreneurial approaches to water supply, helping communities move beyond water and achieve lasting empowerment and sustainability. Click on […]
Pump Aid is delighted to announce that we have been successful in becoming a charity partner for One Day’s Wages who will support Pump Aid’s efforts to bring clean water, sanitation and hygiene to three Community Based Childcare Centres (CBCCs) in Malawi. Over 75% of CBCCs (similar to preschools) don’t have access to clean water […]
Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe and second largest city Blantyre are growing rapidly, with the UN predicting that the urban population of these two cities will more than double between 2010 and 2025. However, city councils are unable to provide safe water, sanitation and waste collection. Rapid urban development, open defecation and illegal waste dumping has polluted […]
Corinne Bailey Rae is broadcasting the work we do in pre-schools in Malawi on the BBC Radio 4 Appeal. Listen in on Sunday the 8th of January at 7.54am and 9.26pm, as well as on the Thursday 12th of January at 3.27pm. Visit the Radio 4 Appeal page here. The Project: Twelve children under the […]
Thank you to everyone who supported our project in the Big Give Christmas Challenge this year. Your help transforms the lives of people in rural Malawi forever. Throughout the 3 day campaign we exceeded our target raising a total of £6,644. This funding includes the generous pledges which were kindly made by our key supporters. […]
Malawi is facing a severe food crisis with more than 6.5 million people (40% of the population) expected to be food insecure in 2016/17. Agriculture is the most important sector of the economy, employing 80% of the workforce, but is failing to produce enough food to feed Malawi. 90% of the rural population are small-scale […]
What’s it all about? When we think of a toilet we have the usual image in mind; somewhere to sit, a clean surface, four walls, a working flush, running water. We reach the 21st Century yet 1 in 3 people across the world still live without these basics. The Sustainable Development Goals state that by 2030 […]
We’re excited to share that Pump Aid has been accepted to take part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge this year, the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign. Support our project through thebiggive.org.uk from 12pm on the 29th November and your donation will be DOUBLED, making twice the impact to bring clean water to Malawi. […]
We reach the 21st Century yet 1 in 10 people across the world still live without the basic necessities; clean water and a decent toilet. But you can help change this. Pump Aid has partnered up with London’s premium coffee company, Department of Coffee and Social Affairs to launch a month-long donation campaign, #BeTheKey to raise […]
The El Nino continues to have a devastating effect on the developing world. Malawi is one country that is struggling to cope with its effects with nearly 3 million people facing a food shortage. Lack of rains have resulted in crop failure making this year’s harvest – which typically takes place in March and April […]
On Tuesday 13th July, Pump Aid led a delegation from the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Agriculture, to visit the sites of its self-supply pilot project in Kasungu District, Malawi. Each of the delegates was given a brief summary of the project so far which you can read the Project Description and Key Findings shared with officials. […]
We’d love it if you organised a picnic for Pump Aid this summer! We are hosting our own one for staff, volunteers and supporters in London Fields. You’d be welcome to join us! It will be on 21 August at London Fields park you can find further details on our facebook event page. But of […]
12 children under 5 die every day from a lack of access to safe water and proper toilets. Pump Aid’s rural pump building programme in Malawi is bringing clean safe water to some of the world’s most impoverished communities and saving children’s lives. UK AID is funding 50% of every water pump Pump Aid installs. […]
Staff at Brakes Group, the food service company, will be raising awareness and money for Pump Aid across six locations on the 18th July . It’s their opportunity to help us save lives by supporting our programmes bringing clean safe water in Africa. Every litre of Thirsty Planet guarantees a 4p donation to Pump Aid. Together […]
Pump Aid welcomes the recent Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) report into DFID’s work in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. Pump Aid is proud to be part of the UK government’s efforts to alleviate world water poverty. The report praises DFID’s considerable success in improving water, sanitation and hygiene for almost 63 million people. The […]
“Charities and governments must accept that they will never deliver universal access to water on their own. It is time to release the power of the private sector.” Stefan Allesch-Taylor CBE Writing in the current edition of The New Statesman, Pump Aid’s Chair, Stefan Allesch-Taylor, was full of praise for those businesses already supporting Pump […]
In Malawi, there are over 9,000 pre-schools supported by the government but over three quarters of these have no access to clean water or hygienic toilets. Lack of clean water and poor hygiene can lead to the spread of diseases such as diarrhoea, which can be fatal for children under 5. Pump Aid is currently […]
Pump Aid is proud to announce that students from Gilotts School have chosen to sponsor a pump in Malawi, read more to see how they’re making this possible.
Giving Tuesday is 1st December and gives you the opportunity to step back from the busy festivities and help support a charitable cause. Will you help share a message on Tuesday?
The United Nations have said that by 2030 everyone in the world should have access to safe water and a proper toilet. Pump Aid thinks that children shouldn’t have to wait that long. Help us bring this date forward by sharing our campaign.
Pump Aid is proud to have been chosen as the overall winner of the Charity Life Award granted by BPEC Charity. This award will provide the vital funding and support to transform the the lives of 1,200 people.
After months of preparation, rehearsing, designing materials, performing and running fundraising events the teams of The AMP Awards were a huge success and have helped transform the lives of 243 people in the small village of Mphunda.
World Water Week is 23rd – 28th August this year and takes place in Stockholm, Sweden. For this week Pump Aid will be sharing stories from our projects to illustrate how water is crucial for all aspects of development and how it needs to be included in future policy.
Pump Aid had the delight of visiting Year 1 pupils at Danegrove School to talk about water availability and the work that Pump Aid does. We got messy with glitter, carried buckets of water and learnt how to build a Tippy tap!
Read the latest on our new Early Childhood Development programme, the progress on our self supply model and the fantastic fundraising success stories!
A Wacky Rally for Water! Vishal and his team race across Europe, covering 9 countries in 4 days to raise funds for Pump Aid. Read more to see where they got up to and what their donations have helped fund…
Pump Aid was invited to pitch at The Funding Network’s “Dragon’s Den”. Guests got to listen to three different presentations from three charities while sampling chocolate canapés and then participated in a live crowdfund. Read to see how we did!
As the days are getting warmer and summer is just around the corner, the flowers were blooming in Bournemouth last week! The students and staff of Arts University Bournemouth did a fantastic job raising money for Pump Aid. Read more to see how…
Ambassador for Pump Aid, Lord Jack McConnell, reminds us why it is so essential that access to safe water remains a top priority for the international community and why it is so important to ensure that international donors use accurate statistics on which to base funding decisions to support water and sanitation improvements in developing countries.
Pump Aid has recently partnered with Gaucho Restaurants. Gaucho serves authentic and high quality beef in restaurants worldwide, from the Pampas of Argentina. Read the full article to learn more about this new partnership.
Floods hit Malawi and leave thousands without homes or food and face the risk of suffering from waterborne diseases. Millions of people in Malawi rely heavily on open unprotected wells for their water which become heavily contaminated when floods arise. Read how Pump Aid’s work reduces the risk of contamination, saving thousands of lives.
To celebrate World Toilet Day Pump Aid ran the campaign, ‘Picture My Loo’ to highlight the striking differences in water and sanitation across the world. Read the full article and check out the chosen winning photos from our competition.
Pump Aid was delighted to receive funding from the Amp Awards again this year which has enabled us to build a rope and washer pump in Malawi and provide clean water for 125 people.
Thomson Reuters Foundation | Press | Thu, 20 Mar 2014
As part of their World Water Day news package, Thomson-Reuters Foundation’s humanitarian news platform, AlertNet, featured a photo blog about our work in rural Malawi. The blog highlights our DFID-funded programme that is expanding improved access to safe water, as well as sanitation and hygiene support, in rural communities. Check it out: “Moving beyond water.”
Virgin Unite | Press | Sat, 22 March 2014
To celebrate World Water Day, 22 March, Richard Branson’s philanthropic arm, VirginUnite, featured Pump Aid’s new programme on self-supply: giving local artisans the skills they need to make access to water sustainable for their local communities. Check out our featured photo blog “Want to talk about fixing water issues in rural Malawi? Ask a local.”