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 the links below to read more about our current programmes:
1. Integrated Rural Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: Our core programme which includes the installation of community water pumps and education and training in hygiene and improved sanitation. We have already delivered over 9,500 pumps and brought clean safe water to more than 1.35 million people. Visit our rural water page.
2. Self-Supply: With funding from UNICEF, we have developed a small-scale private sector approach to water improvement paid for by the users themselves, known in the sector as self-supply, and have so far trained 25 local entrepreneurs in well digging, pump manufacture and installation, and in business skills and marketing. Visit our self-supply page.
3. Integrated nutrition and WASH for young children: Our latest programme which is gathering pace. We have secured funding for work in 16 Community Based Childcare Centres and we have developed implementation plans with Mary’s Meals for monitoring rates of disease and malnutrition changes. Visit our early childhood page.
4. Integrated Urban WASH: We are working with partners in the informal settlements around Blantyre and Lilongwe to develop small-scale businesses initially around solid waste recycling and household water treatment, building community based recycling centres and providing support for marketing and business development. Visit our Urban programme page.