Pump Aid

Ending water poverty through enterprise and choice

We bring health, choices and prosperity to Malawi by supporting small businesses with a huge social impact. This project puts an end to water poverty, food insecurity and aid-dependence by developing skills and giving ordinary people the chance to invest in sustainable water and irrigation supplies.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1077889)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£10,000

Amount raised

£20,000

Donations

48

    Category

    Helping

Location

Situation

We are tackling water poverty, food insecurity and aid-dependency in Malawi. Malawi is ranked 170/188 countries on the UN’s Human Development Index. More than half its people live in poverty and more than a third are food insecure. To support Malawians to become self-sufficient, this project addresses the problems of: • Unreliable community water supplies • Poor farming yields and insufficient access to irrigation • Households lacking convenient access to water • Lack of skills and choices

Solution

This project will support 2 entrepreneurs in developing technical, marketing and business skills and the expansion of a network which reaches deep in rural communities. Each entrepreneur will transform lives of over 1000 people each year by selling (not giving away) pumps and services to households, communities and farmers while improving their own livelihoods. This approach is sustainable, not a one-off intervention. We raise awareness of the economic benefits to encourage people to invest.