Tag Archives: Entrepreneurs

The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2018 is LIVE!

Posted on: November 27, 2018
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THE BIG GIVE CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE IS LIVE! From now until 12 noon on 4th December you can double your donation here. With your donations, our project aims to deliver the following outcomes:  Improved reliability of community water pumps Improved access to irrigation Improved convenient access to water for households Improved skills and income   Through donations for […]

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Double your impact during The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2018! Save the date and double if you wait

Posted on: September 28, 2018
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Once again, we have an exciting and limited opportunity to DOUBLE the impact of your support as we transform more lives in Malawi! From 12 noon on 27th November to 12 noon on 4th December you can DOUBLE your donation at no extra cost!  We are excited to be taking part in The Big Give challenge […]

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Pump Aid finalists for the Bond Innovation Award 2018!

Posted on: March 1, 2018
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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 […]

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Pump Aid shortlisted for Bond Innovation Award 2018

Posted on: January 1, 2018
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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 […]

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Water #MeansToMe: No more water ‘nightmares’

Posted on: March 22, 2017
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[Interviewed by Fred Mtendere – Pump Aid’s Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in Malawi] Charles, 56 years old tells us how much his life has changed since his community purchased a water pump from a Pump Aid entrepreneur. Pump Aid’s Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Fred recently had the opportunity to ask him a few questions of […]

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Water #meanstome: Serving my community and family

Posted on: March 16, 2017
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[Interviewed by Fred Mtendere – Pump Aid’s Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in Malawi] Maria, 45 years old is one of Pump Aid’s first female Pump Mechanics taking part in our self-Supply Programme. Pump Aid’s Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Fred recently had the opportunity to ask her a few questions of her experience so far… Fred: […]

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Water #meanstome: Increased Crop and Happy workers

Posted on: March 9, 2017
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In this blog, we’d like to introduce you to Otamile Banda. He’s a businessman who recently invested in a pump from one of our entrepreneurs, and we asked him what he thought of Self-supply having directly benefitted from it himself. Here’s what he had to say: ‘Since I own a garden area where I grow […]

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Water #meanstome: The ability to provide for my family

Posted on: March 3, 2017
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You’ve probably read our Self-Supply blog already, if not, click here to read it! If so, you’ll know all about our pilot project in Kasangu where we trained 25 entrepreneurs to install household pumps in their local areas. Today we’d like to introduce you to one of our entrepreneurs, Chifumu Kapereke. Kapereke is 51, and […]

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Self-supply: What it means and how it will change lives forever

Posted on: February 28, 2017
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What is Self-supply? Self-supply is exactly what the name suggests – you fund yourself. In the context of our work, this means individuals making improvements to their own water supplies with no financial aid from charities or governments. The products and services are usually provided by local entrepreneurs on a fully commercial basis. So people […]

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Water #meanstome: A better future for women and girls

Posted on: March 8, 2017
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To honour International Women’s Day today (8th March) this blog is all about the role of women in the areas in which we work in Malawi. Lots of research has shown that women suffer more than men in three main areas as a direct consequence of having no access to clean water. But don’t worry – […]

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