Water pumps in Malawi

Bringing clean safe drinking water to rural communities in Lilongwe

Malawi, Africa   Show map +

Summary Full report Project partners Finances Updates

Identifiers

IATI Activity ID None
RSR ID 116

Activity dates and status

Status Complete
Planned Start Date Nov. 18, 2009
Planned End Date
Actual Start Date
Actual End Date

Descriptions

Project Plan Pump Aid teams meet the communities, engage them in the process. Once suitable sites have been selected, well preparation is undertaken. Once this has been completed, the pump building team arrive to install the Pump, where also the community will have donated some materials such as scrap plastic and river sand. The Elephant Pump is constructed in a day with members of the community, transfering key skills in maintenance. This is followed up with a maintenance training workshop, where members of the community are taught how to make rope and washer replacements.
Goals Overview To significantly improve access to sources of clean, safe water. Through the provision of clean water, rural communities can lead healthier lives.
Target Group
Summary of Project Plan Establish a sustainable supply of clean, safe water with Elephant Pumps for rural communities in Malili, central region of Malawi. All materials are sourced locally and communities play a large role in the building and the maintenance of the Pump.
Background Over 800 million people across the developing world do not have access to clean water for drinking, cooking and washing. Malawi is amongst the world’s poorest countries ranked in the bottom 10% in the Human Development Index (UNDP 2007/08). An on-going national water point mapping projects indicates that only 57% of the rural population have access to safe, clean drinking water. As a result water-related diseases, including dysentery and typhoid, are common; a problem exacerbated by the rapid spread of HIV/AIDS.
Situation at start of project Pump Aid currently works in Malawi and has worked in the northern regions of the country with remote communities. Over the next 12 months Pump Aid teams will be working in the central region, reaching more vulnerable communities and bringing lasting, sustainable solutions to water provision. Our teams have met with Traditional Authority chiefs, visitied sites and undertaken site verification in preparation for the work.
Sustainability The Elephant Pump is an innovative and effective hand pump based on a 2000 year old Chinese rope and washer design. One Elephant Pump can provide 250 people with 40 litres of clean water for each person every day. This water can be used for both domestic use (washing, cooking etc) and productive use (irrigation of crops). The pump is very easy and quick to build and can easily be used by all members of the community, both young and old. The pump is encased in concrete to prevent any contamination, ensuring a clean, sustainable supply of water is provided for the local community. This is vital to stop the spread of water borne diseases. All materials are sourced locally and people from within the community receive training in how to build and maintain the pump. This enables them to carry out any repairs using easily accessible materials such as plant fibres. Communities are encouraged to plant crops near the Pump to take advantage of any overflow of water. The year round water source is key in ensuring successful crops, that can be used for income generating activities. The local community is involved in every step of the process of building an Elephant Pump. This ensures that they have a real sense of ownership of the pump and that they have the knowledge and ability to maintain the pump. They are then fully self-reliant.

Locations

Latitude Longitude Country Reference Description City State Address 1 Address 2 Postal code Reach Exactness Class Designation
-13.483068 34.153195 Malawi TA Malili Central region

Sectors

Sector Code Percentage Vocabulary
140 - Water And Sanitation 140 2 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (3 digit)
14030 - Basic Drinking Water Supply And Basic Sanitation 14030 1 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (5 digit)
14081 - Education And Training In Water Supply And Sanitation 14081 1 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (5 digit)

Project currency

Currency EUR

Product Budget Items

Label Type Value Currency Start Date End Date Value Date Original/ Revised
Employment 850.00
Maintenance 400.00
Management 450.00
Building material 4850.00
Other 500.00
Training 350.00

Activity links

Link Website Pump Aid

Results

Result Type Aggregation Status Description
Provide 3000 people with clean drinking water
Improved sources of clean water improves health and lives
Sustainable source of water can lead to income generation
Water
Training

Indicators

Indicator Measure Ascending Baseline Period Start Period End Target Value Actual Value
water systems 12
people affected 3000
years duration 50
trainees 24

Reporting Organisation

Name Pump Aid
IATI ID
Type National NGO
Secondary Reporter? No

Participating Organisations

Name EARTH Concepts
IATI ID
Type Private Sector
Role Funding partner
RSR ID 52
RSR Funding Amount 2756.50
Name Pump Aid
IATI ID
Type National NGO
Role Accountable partner, Implementing partner, Reporting organisation
RSR ID 110
Name Archeon
IATI ID
Type Private Sector
Role Funding partner
RSR ID 383
RSR Funding Amount 2756.50

Roles

  • Funding partner

Roles

  • Accountable partner,
  • Implementing partner,
  • Reporting organisation

Roles

  • Funding partner

Project budget:

Employment:
850
Maintenance:
400
Management:
450
Building material:
4,850
Other:
500
Training:
350
Total:
7,400

Current funders:

Archeon
Archeon
2,757
EARTH Concepts
EARTH Concepts
2,757
Total:
5,513

Donations:

maria:

(excl. fee: €1) 9
Joost Brouwer:

(excl. fee: €1) 113
Richard Koern:

(excl. fee: €3) 62
Helen Hofstede:

(excl. fee: €1) 259
Janneke Burgers:

(excl. fee: €1) 24
Kim Rolloos PepsiCo:

(excl. fee: €1) 42
Pien:

(excl. fee: €1) 151
Jos van den Puttelaar:

(excl. fee: €1) 399
Harmen Scholten:

(excl. fee: €1) 79
Remko:

(excl. fee: €1) 49
Robert Currence:

(excl. fee: €17) 408
Karim:

(excl. fee: €1) 29
Lauren Verster:

(excl. fee: €1) 19
Barry Doesburg:

(excl. fee: €1) 99
David Siimpson:

(excl. fee: €1) 24
Anonymous:

(excl. fee: €1) 49
Anonymous:

(excl. fee: €1) 49
Anonymous:

(excl. fee: €1) 24
Anonymous:

(excl. fee: €0) 2
Total:
1,887

Project funding:

Current funders:
5,513
Donations:
1,887

Total funded:
7,400
Project budget:
7,400
Funds needed:
0

Project transactions:

No transactions for this project

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