Solar Powered Water Pumps
Solar panels can be used to pump water from a body of water for irrigation, cooking, sanitation, etc. Can also be used to pump water from a well and connected to taps around the community. Also part of practical action partnership.
Time is no longer needed to be spent pumping water-- children can go to school, woman can sell at markets.
"The pump has made such a difference. Now we are healthier and can even grow vegetables to feed our families". - Patience Achuka
Gravity Fed Water Systems
Used when the water sources is above the community.
Can bring water down from higher elevation, trap rain water in a tank and bring down to irrigation, etc.
No need to rely on a pump.
Great for small agricultural plots that can be supported by precipitation.
Can handle water from almost any source type.
Helping produce clean water by using a combination of sand, gravel, and a biological layer to help with filtration.
Can scale from a large community to a single household.
When paired with rural health training, greatly decreased infant mortality rate.
Creates clean water for drinking, hygiene, etc.