Pump Aid raises the money – and does the work. This gives us unique insight into the needs of the communities we help.
- To provide a community with access to clean water we build Elephant Pumps.
- To provide a community with safe and hygienic sanitation we provide Elephant Toilets.
- Pump Aid’s identifies projects in partnership with district health organisations and with traditional community leaders such as village chiefs.
- Pump Aid establishes suitable project sites, digs or renovates wells and then coordinates the manufacture, construction and maintenance of Elephant Pumps and/or Elephant Toilets.
- Every step of the way we enjoy the cooperation and practical help from the community that will be using the pumps and toilets. They help us build, they contribute materials.
- We establish a Water Point Committee made up from local community members to take responsibility for the project after completion. We train them in its maintenance and provide training in hygiene and sanitation.
Pump Aid has built more than 7,600 Elephant Pumps, delivering clean, safe and accessible water to over a million people in Zimbabwe, Malawi and Liberia, predominantly in areas where there were previously no protected water sources.
Our Elephant Pump Water Projects save lives and change them for the better. In both Zimbabwe and Malawi around 10% of the improved rural water is supplied from Pump Aid’s Elephant Pumps. With your help we can continue to help people improve their lives through access to clean and safe water.
A whitepaper detailing the activity behind an Elephant Pump Water Project can be found here:
You can see videos showing all aspects of the Elephant Pump and Elephant Toilet building process on the Pump Aid Channel on YouTube.