BluePump

Paul van Beers, Fairwater Foundation

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 100m. 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.

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 100m. 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)

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

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

$2,500- $4,200 USD

Competitive landscape

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

Target user(s)

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

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