Give clean water to communities in Zimbabwe

by PUMP AID Site Visit Verified

Summary

To build 5 Elephant Pumps and undertake pump maintenance community training sessions. Ensuring that the poor rural communities of Masvingo have access to clean and safe water, for life.

$1,820.53
total raised
17
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years

Challenge

Zimbabwe is facing humanitarian crisis with the collapse of the health system coupled with inadequate water and sanitation provision has lead to the increase in widespread diseases such as cholera. The recent outbreak has claimed the lives of over 4,000 people to date. In particular, this project will benefit women and girls, as the burden of having no access to water, falls most heavily on women.

Solution

Build 5 Elephant Pumps in Masvingo Province. The community is involved at every stage. Pump Maintenance Session trains communities to become Pump minders and Pump Mechanics – enabling them to ensure that the pumps are always fully operational.

Long-Term Impact

Clean water for poor rural communities, reducing the incidence of water-borne diseases, saving 5 hours each day from collecting water. This allows children to attend school and reduces the risk of attack for women collecting water.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.pumpaid.org
Pump Aid website
How an Elephant Pump is built
Animation: How an Elephant Pump works

Organization Information

PUMP AID

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