KickStart MoneyMaker Hip Pump

Kickstart International

KickStart MoneyMaker Hip Pump is a low-cost, portable, manually-operated pump designed for use in irrigation by small scale farmers.

Product description Brand name and product description

The MoneyMaker Hip Pump is a portable, manually-operated pump designed by KickStart International for use in irrigation by small scale farmers. The design is based on a ‘hand-pump’ attached to a hinged platform, allowing users to use their leg, body weight, and momentum.  Kickstart aims to help small-holder farmers to start family enterprises using the pump, thereby enabling the farmers to lift their families out of poverty.

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

KickStart has a presence in 16 sub-Saharan African countries.

Kenya serves as the organization’s operational headquarters of the East Africa hub which serves Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda, South Sudan and Rwanda. Zambia is KickStart’s headquarter for the Southern Africa hub (Zambia, DRC, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe). Ghana serves the West Africa hub (Nigeria, Ghana, Mali, Burkina Faso and Senegal) Interview with representative

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

In the countries surrounding each hub, KickStart maintains a lighter staff footprint and works through networks of partners and distributors that include: NGOs, Governments, Churches, Farmer Organisations, UN Agencies and Bodies, Agricultural dealers and local distributors. Interview with representative

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

~$70 USD (with hoses)

$50 USD (without hoses)interview with representative

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.
SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 2: Aims to improve food security and nutrition by improving yield of small-holder farmers especially of higher value crops like fruits and vegetables so as to meet the consumption needs for the family and allow for surplus for selling.

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)
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