Almost fifty per cent of the developing world’s population – 2.5 billion people – lack improved sanitation facilities, and 780 million people still use unsafe drinking water sources. Inadequate access to safe water and sanitation services, coupled with poor hygiene practices, kills and sickens thousands of children every day, and leads to impoverishment and diminished opportunities for thousands more.
Pump Aid exists to bring appropriate, affordable and sustainable water and sanitation solutions to rural Africa.
Since it was established in 1998, Pump Aid has worked with rural communities in Africa and delivered over 8,000 water and sanitation projects benefitting over 1.1 million people in Zimbabwe, Malawi and Liberia. During this time we have learnt that what really matters is not just installing the technology, but the difference that it makes to people’s lives. People are the start and end point of all that we do.