A grant of £1,500 was made in January 2016 to support the building of an Elephant Pump through Pump Aid’s Malawi programme. This was matched with an equivalent sum funded by DFID.

Elephant pumps (so-called due to their shape and robust construction) use a simple but effective rope and washer design to deliver water from a protected shallow well, providing an alternative to open wells and a water source less prone to contamination.

Pump Aid – Malawi