Health  Malawi Project #11838

Fill the gap in funding an Elephant Pump project

by PUMP AID Site Visit Verified

Summary

Fill the gap in funding an Elephant Pump in Katsika Village in the Mchinji Region of Malawi; we need your help to fully fund this project! This project will provide an Elephant Pump to a village of 114 people, including 69 children. The Elephant Pump will not only provide water for this community, it also is expected to bring a number of other benefits to the people that use it including improved health, higher economic productivity and better access to education.

$392.30
total raised
4
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years

Challenge

Over 800 million people still use unsafe drinking water sources which can carry water-borne diseases like typhoid, trachoma, scabies and cholera. Drinking from unsafe water sources also leads to high rates of diarrhoea, an illness that kills 9,100 children under the age of five in Malawi each year. Inadequate access to safe water can also cause a number of other problems like malnutrition and leads to people remaining locked in poverty and diminished opportunities for thousands of people.

Solution

Access to clean water helps to decrease the occurrences of water-borne diseases and our education programmes help to improve hygiene. We also encourage communities to grow their own food, which helps fight seasonal hunger, improves nutrition and encourages economic growth. The installation of Elephant Pumps locally also means that people don't have to travel long distances to collect water, which gives women and children, who traditionally have to collect water, more time for school and work.

Long-Term Impact

Because we train local people in how to maintain and repair their Elephant Pumps, our projects are sustainable and can provide a community with clean and safe water for many years. Improved health standards can reduce infant mortality and improve life expectancy in the long term. In improving education and promoting economic growth our projects can have long term benefits. For each $1 invested in safe and clean water, the World Health Organization (WHO, 2004) estimates returns of $3 - $34.

Resources

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Organization Information

PUMP AID

Location: London - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.pumpaid.org
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Twitter: @PumpAid
PUMP AID
Pump  Aid
Project Leader:
Pump Aid
London, London United Kingdom

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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