Charity information

Pump Aid

Pump Aid works with some of the most vulnerable communities in sub-Saharan Africa, providing access to safe and secure water, decent toilets and improving hygiene and sanitation behaviour.

Founded 1998

  • Mission statement

    Pump Aid is on a mission to achieve lasting positive change in people’s lives by improving the quality, availability and use of water for communities in need in Africa. At the heart of all we do is the central belief that fulfilling the basic human right to safe water and sanitation serves as a vital lever to improved overall health and education outcomes, as well as social and economic opportunity.

    We support poor rural communities with water and sanitation solutions that are sustainable. Our technology is simple and easy to use to enable local communities to maintain the pumps themselves at low or no cost. Comprehensive hygiene and sanitation support ensures communities can safeguard their health and achieve maximum benefits of their secured water point. Improved access to safe water affects several critical areas that Pump Aid prioritises across our projects and programmes: social inclusion, sustainability, and community empowerment.

    Since our beginning in 1998 we have provided over 1. 35 million people with safe and secured water points, and are working today in Malawi to reach greater numbers of people.

  • Aims

    Pump Aid aims to:

    • To transform the lives of the rural poor by ensuring they have improved and sustainable access to safe and secure water, and can achieve maximum benefit with the right tools, knowledge and services
    • To maximise our impact and sustainability by working through effective partnerships with communities, local government and other agencies working in the water and sanitation sector
    • To transform Pump Aid from an organisation that builds pumps to one that helps move communities' focus beyond water by increasing empowerment, improving socioeconomic opportunities for everyone
  • Overview

    Established: January 1998

    Registered Charity Number: 1077889

    Board members: 4

    Full time staff: 20

    Phone number: 020 3727 4702

    Address: 55 Philpot Street, London E1 2JH

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