Certificate of Pump Sponsorship
co-funded by Inspira Santa Marta Hotel
WATER SOURCE IN KAYEMBE
PUMP INSTALLATION PROCESS
COMPLETED ELEPHANT PUMP
VILLAGE BEFORE PROJECT
Thanks to your generous donaton, this Elephant Pump has been
the Elephant Pump is much less likely to fall into disrepair than any of the
installed in Kayembe village in the rural district of Mchinji, Malawi and
other pump designs common in Malawi. Pump Aid carry out an ongoing
now provides clean water for 74 people. Before the pump was installed
monitoring programme to ensure that the water quality is good, and if
the people of Kayembe village had to drink from the open, unprotected
there is a problem that the community cannot fix themselves, Pump Aid
well shown above, where the water was vulnerable to contaminaton.
will help them to get it up and running again.
This well was located in a different village over half a kilometre away,
which made it very difficult for the elderly, children, disabled and sick or
The provision of safe drinking water and improved sanitaton conditons
to carry water back to their homes.
can reduce diarrhoeal diseases by nearly 90%. Communites where
Pump Aid has installed an Elephant Pump report that outbreaks of
Pump Aid aims to achieve positve, sustainable and impactul change in
such sickness have reduced from ‘very frequent’ to ‘rare’. Access to
the availability, quality and use of water by rural communites in Malawi.
clean water means people spend less tme sick and have more tme to
The Elephant Pump that Pump Aid has installed in Kayembe village is a
engage in productve actvites such as growing food and finishing their
simple design that is easy and affordable for the community to maintain
educaton. It enables the community to pull themselves out of poverty.
and repair. To ensure sustainability our team of pump builders and
trainers work closely with the community to identfy a suitable locaton,
The Elephant Pump you have funded has given the community the
build the pump, and train community members in how to maintain the
freedom to enjoy a happy and healthy future. Thank you.
pump and improve their sanitary conditons. As a result of this approach,
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