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Pump Aid’s impact in 2021

2020 was a year like no other but, despite the challenges that COVID-19 inflicted on the world, Pump Aid continued to deliver its award-winning work and provided hundreds of thousands of people in rural Malawi with life-changing access to clean, safe water and gave them and their communities the opportunity to thrive. We supported our network of independent pump mechanics businesses to repair and maintain over 900 community water points, provided over 1,000 households with the opportunity to invest in their own convenient water pumps and gave over 2,000 farmers the chance to access year-round irrigation. Read more about our […]

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Reflections from a supporter’s Pump Aid visit to Malawi

Having supported Pump Aid for several years it was a privilege in March 2020, on the back of a family trip to Malawi, to see for myself some of the work they have been doing.  Hosted by Chikondi, Arlington, and Hendie we fitted a lot into our 2 day visit in the Mchinji District to the west of Malawi, on the Zambian border. Here we were away from the more touristic spots that we had already visited.  So by this time we were starting to know a little about Malawi.  We had experienced a warm welcome, seen some wonderful scenery […]

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COVID-19 Update

The first cases of COVID-19 were announced in Malawi on the 2nd April. The Government has made efforts to prepare the country by suspending gatherings of more than 100 people, closing primary and secondary schools and seeking to train health workers in how to deal with the virus. However, Malawi has a very weak health infrastructure, a severe shortage of medical resources for treatment and only 27 ICU beds for a population of 18 million. So the current focus is on prevention: the promotion of good hygiene, handwashing and social distancing. In addition to government efforts NGOs such as Pump […]

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