PUMPMAKERS (www.pumpmakers.com) from Austria have launched the PUMPMAKERS PLATFORM, a virtual marketplace that helps people help themselves by providing individuals, local companies,NGO’s and volunteers with free access to the easy-to-use Do-It-Yourself Solar Pump and a global network to implement projects for everyone where there is a need of water.
This helps reduce the global water shortage, strengthens the local economy, creates jobs and prevents migration from rural areas. PUMPMAKERS have successfully installed DIY Solar Pumps in Africa and Europe since 2012. A single pump system provides up to 1.000 people a day with clean drinking water. Building on the success of these first projects, new PUMPMAKERS projects are following suit in Somalia, Morocco, Zambia, Cameroon and Tanzania.
PUMPMAKERS are expanding the PUMPMAKERS PLATFORM globally with new projects and project partners in the African region. To this effect, entrepreneurs, local companies, NGOs and simply individuals requiring water every day may register themselves free of charge on the PUMPMAKERS PLATFORM, and present their company, organization or project to a global community. Furthermore, PUMPMAKERS are on the lookout for new project entries and water wells as well as existing sources of water with and without water pumps (e.g. hand pumps or diesel-powered water pumps) which may be replaced by or equipped with a DIY Solar Pump.
Dietmar Stuck, an experienced Austrian well-builder, founder & CEO of PUMPMAKERS explains: “There is a huge need for safe, clean drinking water in Africa. To date however, more than 300 thousand hand pumps are inoperative or broken. That’s why our DIY Solar Pump and the PUMPMAKERS PLATFORM present an ideal solution. Project entries on our world map will provide us with the information we need to realize these projects together with our partners.”
Inexpensive, modern, sustainable – a water pump for everyone
Back in 2010, Dietmar Stuck developed the world’s first DIY Solar Pump together with his team of experts, using the latest technology as well as a sustainable and patented concept: “All materials as well as the individual parts of the pump are maintenance-free and corrosion-free. What’s more, the pump is affordable and has been designed for easy assembly, even in the remotest corners of the world.
Due to the fact that we only use renewable solar energy to pump water from a depth of 100 metres, our system incurs no running costs. The optional hand pump can be used for operations at night. More importantly, our DIY Solar Pump works independently from wind and fuel. It is the ideal substitute for conventional systems that are often too expensive or require a lot of maintenance.”