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People often ask us why our projects differ from site to site.  Why, for example, have we installed solar powered pumps and storage tanks in Kenya, but handpumps in Liberia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or rope-and-pulley removable-cover wells in Mali?  The answer lies in our flexible approach adapting to local conditions.  We strive…

  We’ve received some great questions from supporters asking what it means that some of our wells have “rope and washer” pumps.“Rope and washer” refers to the technology behind a certain kind of hand-pump. Our friends at CHF International, with whom we implemented rope and washer pumps on wells in Ethiopia, have provided us with…

See above and below great photos from our partner CHF International showing our wells in the Gode and Kelafo zones in Ethiopia! Here is the completed well at Niri The shallow wells’ construction is based on a design incorporating both hydrological engineering best practices and  local preferences. Each well has a one meter high wall…

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