Hydraulic Ram Pump

AID Foundation Inc. (AIDFI)

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Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation Inc (AIDFI) ram pumps are designed to provide access to clean water for remote rural communities. These pumps utilize gravity to collect water from stream sources into the pump’s reservoir and establish a pressure differential that drives the system. This system requires no electricity or fuel, and with the continued maintenance of a community Water Council, could provide water for over 20 years.

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

AIDFI has served/installed ram pumps primarily for hillside communities in the Philippines, but also Afghanistan, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Nepal, Colombia, Peru, Costa Rica and France.

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

Sold and Installed by AIDFI; usually donated by a governmental agency or NGO to communities.

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

$4,200 – $5,400 USD ^Interview ^with ^representative

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

Blake Hydram Water Pumps. Other sustainable pump alternatives include: Gravity Pumps, Handpumps, Animal Driven Pump, Solar Pump, Wind Pump, Treadle Pump, Rope Pump.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service
Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Hillside communities living in treacherous terrains and fetching water up steep slopes for household and agriculture/livestock.

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