MoneyMaker Hip Pump

Kickstart International

Product description Brand name and product description

The MoneyMaker Hip Pump is a portable, manually-operated pump. The design is based on a ‘hand-pump’ attached to a hinged platform, allowing users to use their leg, body weight, and momentum. The pump can irrigate an acre or more. 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 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

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

NGOs, Governments, Churches, Farmer Organisations, UN Agencies and Bodies, Agricultural dealers and distributors. Interview with representative

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

$50 USD (without hoses)interview with representative
$70 USD (with hoses)

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

EcoFlo Hand Pump

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

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.

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

Small-scale farmers without adequate access to water for irrigation interested in operating family enterprises.

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