iDE Rope Pump


A hand rotating pump.

Product description Brand name and product description

The iDE Rope Pump is a hand rotating manually-operated pump that uses a rope and suction pump system to pump water at a water table depth up to 35 m.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)
Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

iDE manufactures the pumps to be distributed by various businesses serving farmers.

iDE implements their own product as part of the Rural Prosperity Initiative II (RPI-II) program funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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

Pump costs vary based on well depth. The greatest variation of 6-22 meter depth was 66.77-85.86 USD (1400-1800 ETB as of 2008).

IDE aims to keep the combined cost of a hand-drilled borehole and pump to below 167 USD (3,500 ETB), including installation.

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

Other rope and hand pumps such as Vergnet HydropumpAfridev, India Mark II, Elephant 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)

Smallholder farmers in need of micro-irrigation technologies

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