Kickstart Moneymaker Max
KickStart MoneyMaker Max – a human-powered treadle pump capable of irrigating up to 2 acres daily without any electricity requirement.
KickStart has a presence in 16 sub-Saharan African countries with large populations of small-scale farmers (at least 0.5 million) and adequate water to irrigate. Kenya serves as the organization’s operational headquarters and East Africa hub serving Kenya, Tanzania; Ethiopia; Uganda; South Sudan and Rwanda.
Zambia is KickStart’s Southern Africa hub, serving Zambia; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Malawi; Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Ghana will serve as KickStart’s West Africa hub, serving Nigeria; Ghana; Mali; Burkina Faso and Senegal
In the countries surrounding each hub, KickStart maintains a lighter staff footprint and works through networks of partners and distributors.interview with representative
NGOs, Governments, Churches, Farmer Organisations, UN Agencies and Bodies, Agricultural dealers and distributors. Interview with representative
Burro is also a major distributor of the pump.
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Goal 2: improve food security and nutrition by improving yield of small-holder farmers especially of higher value crops like fruits and vegetables, to meet the consumption needs for the family and allow for surplus.
Small-scale farmers without adequate access to water for irrigation interested in operating family enterprises.
Mass produced. KickStart uses an intermediary QC and sourcing company in China to meet goals to reduce cost, control quality, and expedite supply chain managementInterview with representative
USA PatentInterview with representative
Pumps can be purchased in Kickstart’s five country programs (Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Ghana and Mali) via local agro dealers, retailers, distributors and partnership arrangements with organisations. For other countries, purchases are made through KickStart’s Global Institutional Partners. Kickstart’s supply chain incorporates realistic margins made by or mirroring the private sector.Interview with representative
In Ghana, Burro has resellers located in various major cities, list available here. Additionally, buyers are urged to email Whit Alexander via firstname.lastname@example.org or Caleb Darko via email@example.com.
20,907 (as of July 2016)Interview with representative
Treadle pedals with handlebar
Weight: 16 kg
KickStart provides technical support from their Product Development Department with regular visits to farmers who have purchased the pumps.
Available via regional distributors.
-Easy installation and operation with no tools required
-High flow rate – irrigates up to 2 acres of land per day
-Sprays 60 liters/minute
-Pulls water from depths up to 7 meters
-Maximum pumping height: 14 meters
-Durable, rust resistant, highly efficient with guaranteed quality
Performance details from Burro
-Irrigates up to 2 acres daily for year-round farming
-No fuel or electricity required — runs easily from foot power
-Easy to maintain with inexpensive spare parts available
-High pressure output powers up to 5 sprinklers.
KickStart periodically takes the pump to East African Foundry Works (independent organization) for metallurgical tests.Interview with representative
Burro also has product information, though it is unclear if they conduct their own testing.
Injury is possible with moving foot pedals.
Hose and sprayer set (10m inlet, 25m outlet, and sprayer)
The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) has appointed the private company SGS to handle inspection in China by issuing Certificate of Conformity. Interview withrepresentative SGS is authorized to provide Pre-Export Verification of Conformity (PVoC) which is compulsory for customs clearance, verifies that your products meet all quality, health, safety and environmental standards for Kenyans.
Implementation studies have been conducted by the World Bank, the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
The World Bank’s “Yes Africa Can” narrative report concluded that “MoneyMaker pump, a farmer can grow and sell enough additional produce to make considerable progress from poverty toward middle class.” ICRW’s report, “How Technology Can Advance Women Economically” stated that, “Women customers report that the pumps increased their agricultural productivity, allowed them to grow high-value crops, and increased their families’ average annual net income by…$1,000 for KickStart pumps.”
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