Tag Archives: Self-Supply

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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Pump Aid visits the British High Commissioner in Malawi

Posted on: June 16, 2017
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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 […]

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Turning Trash into Cash

Posted on: June 19, 2017
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Author: Eva Phiri: Project Manager It’s around 10.30 in the morning and very sunny in Kachere which is one of the slums in Blantyre, the second largest city in Malawi. The waste collectors are gathered at the sanitation centre after a busy morning sorting waste at a dumpsite. Rodrick is one of these waste agents […]

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