Elephant Pump

PumpAid

The Elephant Pump is a simple rope and washer pump with an enclosure which can be installed onto a protected shallow well reaching water table depth of up to 20m.

Product description

The Elephant Pump is a simple rope and washer pump with an enclosure which can be installed onto a protected shallow well reaching water table depth of up to 20m.

Target region(s)
Liberia, Malawi, Zimbabwe
Distributors/implementing organizations

PumpAid with the help of NGOs and government organizations.

Market suggested retail price

About [$4,760] (http://pumpaid.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/what-is-an-elephant-pump-water-project.pdf “http://pumpaid.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/what-is-an-elephant-pump-water-project.pdf”) USD per installation includes on-going maintenance.

Competitive landscape

[Zimbabwe – Mvuramanzi Trust] (http://www.ropepump.com/dvc/zimb.htm “http://www.ropepump.com/dvc/zimb.htm”) is another organization providing rope pumps in Zimbabwe. There isn’t much reported rope pump distribution in Malawi or Liberia.

SDG targeted

[SDG #6: Clean water and sanitation](https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdg6)

Target user(s)

Focus on [rural population] (http://a2.mndcdn.com/image/upload/zhuqyjmn5ze6htrsmdsm.pdf “http://a2.mndcdn.com/image/upload/zhuqyjmn5ze6htrsmdsm.pdf”) living on less than 1 dollar per day especially in rural areas of Malawi (Mchinhi District), Liberia and Zimbabwe. The Rope Pump is not designed for a high daily output, but rather a family or small community pump.

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