Paul van Beers, Fairwater Foundation

A stainless steel hand pump distributed in African communities.

Product description Brand name and product description

The BluePump by FairWater Foundation is a rugged water pump intended for communities in rural Africa. This lever-action reciprocating handpump draws water from depths of up to 100 m. It is intended to last 10-15 years with very little to no maintenance. BluePumps are preferably built in a BlueZone, an area with over 30 BluePumps installed, a trained area mechanic, an agent that supplies support, and a caretaker, who follows up on the pumps daily care and needs.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

BluePump distributors are currently located in the target regions of: Angola, Burkina Faso, Cameron, Niger, Malawi, Mozambique, The Gambia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Swaziland, The Netherlands, Congo, DRC, Central African Republic, Cote d’Ivoir, Ethiopia, South Africa

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

The BluePump is primarily distributed by BOODE Inc. or through regional BluePump dealers in Africa which can also provide the installing and the associated service. Implementing organizations include Oxfam Kenya, LMT, IRD Swaziland, GRA and Millenium Village project in Tanzania, Obakki Foundation in South Sudan, Red Cross Kenya and South Sudan, ADRA in Niger, ASAP in Burkina Faso.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

$2,500- $4,200 USD

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Vergnet Hydropump, U3M, Afridev, Volanta, Tany, Bush Pump

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Rural African communities, schools and health centers lacking access to a potable and reliable water source.

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