We are an experienced and innovative water charity

We work in Malawi in southern Africa, which is one of the poorest countries in the world. There is a water crisis in Malawi which affects some of the countries most isolated and under-served communities, and we are on a mission to end water poverty across the country by 2030. 

Some of our results to date...

entrepreneurs running profitable businesses
repair and maintenance jobs carried out​
children under 5 with access to safe water
people reached with safe water​

Our approach to ending water poverty

Enterprise, not aid.

Economic problems require economic solutions. Where skills are needed, there must be an incentive. Through our water entrepreneur initiative, we can simultaneously improve rural livelihoods and access to safe water. 

Handups, not handouts.

Malawi has a young and ambitious population. Our research showed that people wanted to invest in their own assets, and have the means to do so. 

independence, not reliance.

Our programmes are designed with sustainability at their core, with lasting, locally led solutions to water poverty. 

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Pre-School Health
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Water Entrepreneurs
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Irrigation Farming
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Household Water
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Water collection is a heavy burden, and one that falls primarily on the shoulders of women and girls. With half of the country’s community water pumps non-functional at any given time, women and girls are having to walk further and further, just for clean water. 

We are building resilient communities by training entrepreneurs to repair broken community water points, and servicing them so that they don’t break again. Also, we are supporting preschools with the hygiene facilities and education to ensure children can grow and learn in a healthy environment.

We took part in the Big Give 2022 Christmas Challenge and raised a £61,513!

How you can help

As a small charity with a big mission, we need your help to end water poverty. We are fully audited and accredited and we are proud that we spend 90% of donations on our programmes in Malawi. 

Whether you are an individual, corporate or a community group, there are multitude of ways you can join us, whether that’s taking part in a charity challenge or making a donation

Not sure where to start? Sign up to our newsletter to stay up to date with our current projects and campaigns. 

Drop us an email at fundraising@pumpaid.org if you have any questions and we’d be more than happy to help. 

We only spend 10% of donations on admin and fundraising.