We are one of the only organisations dedicated to providing clean water and good sanitation that will build the pump or toilet from the money you donate. It is only by maintaining that direct link from donation to pump that we guarantee the community's needs are met and that they receive ongoing critical support. Pump Aid currently operates in a number of regions throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
We maintain programme facilities in Malawi and Liberia. Fundraising, communication and advocacy development activity is led from our UK office. In the field we maintain well digging and pump building teams, project support and a strong monitoring and evaluation function. These combine to allow for well planned and executed programmes, delivering real value against donations. The goal has been to build an infrastructure that is efficient and scalable both within the communities and regions we currently operate in and in future deployments.
Pump Aid was founded by three teachers, Ian Thorpe, Amos Chitungo and Tendai Mawunga who were living and working in rural Zimbabwe. After witnessing so many of their pupils and friends become ill and die from unsafe drinking water, the teachers took it upon themselves to find sustainable water solutions and better sanitation provisions for their local communities. Pump Aid's founders developed an award-winning technology - the Elephant Pump, a low cost, community centred approach to sustainable water production. The technology was so successful that Pump Aid has been able to provide a lifetime?s supply of clean water to over 1 million people across Zimbabwe and Malawi.