Water for All: pedal pumps and wells for families

by ALEIMAR - Voluntary Organization
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Water for All: pedal pumps and wells for families
Water for All: pedal pumps and wells for families
Water for All: pedal pumps and wells for families
Water for All: pedal pumps and wells for families
Water for All: pedal pumps and wells for families
Water for All: pedal pumps and wells for families
Water for All: pedal pumps and wells for families

As the rain season comes to an end, the time to start pumping approaches!

Our director, Daniele, who brought the first pumps, had been travelling in february, and hasn't been able to see the pumps in action, which means, working really hard to water the fields.

But our trusted photograph Marco will go in Malawi this summer, and will report about the efficiency of the pumps. There are still many to buy, so we continue working to achieve the full sustainability of the village!

Our local contact, Father Kimu, is always in action, keeping us tuned on the news and developments.

Let's cross fingers and hope that, thanks to your donations, many other pumps will be bought in the future!

Father Kimu working on the pedals
Father Kimu working on the pedals
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During the last monitoring mission, our project chiefs brought with them ten new foot pumps. This pumps have been purchased by Aleimar, thanks to the donors’ support on this project. Throughout one year, this pumps make it possible for the people to live, survive and hope for a better future.

The headman chooses the family that takes care of the foot pump and that will manage to get the water into the field. The pump ensures mostly the corn cultivation, but also others vegetables such as tomatoes and zucchini.

Regarding the villages near Malombe Lake, we can affirm that the project has been successful. However, for what concerns other areas, it has been impossible to find the water, even digging for a lot of meter into the land. The long fields and the 50 meters canes helped us to bring the water to all the harvest through the top up done by our technicians.

The pumps’ purchase will guarantee food and sustenance for all the families.

When our project leaders arrived in Malawi, they knew Gorman, the agronomist appointed for this initiative. Together with him, they visited some village fields and they had the opportunity to realize how such a simple tool has changed the people’s living conditions.

We also brought one foot pump in the St. John Centre in order to cultivate the fields and the banana plantations: all the vegetables cropped have been distributed to our children enrolled in the nursery school.

According to Kimu Father, to guarantee water for all the villages in the area they need at least others 50 foot pumps.

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ALEIMAR - Voluntary Organization

Location: Melzo - Italy
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Twitter: @AleimarOdV
Project Leader:
Ilaria Ventura
Melzo, Italy
$16,189 raised of $25,000 goal
 
197 donations
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