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)

Pump Aid’s 2012-2013 Impact Report states that they have built over 8,500 pumps in communities across Malawi, Zimbabwe and Liberia, predominantly in areas where there were previously no protected water sources.

 

Distributors/implementing organizations

PumpAid with the help of NGOs and government organizations.

Market suggested retail price

About $4,760 USD per installation includes on-going maintenance.

Competitive landscape

Zimbabwe – Mvuramanzi Trust is another organization providing rope pumps in Zimbabwe. There isn’t much reported rope pump distribution in Malawi or Liberia.

Target user(s)

Focus on rural population 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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