From Rich – now the poor.

The Playpump is a playground merry-go-round that utilizes the energy of children on a playground to pump water out of the ground. It is capable of producing up to 1,400 liters of water per hour at 16 rpm from a depth of 40 meters, and it is effective up to a depth of 100 meters. Over 1000 pumps of this type have been installed in schools in South Africa, Mozambique, Swaziland and Zambia. Not only do they make the children happy and give them equipment to play on, the pump also has started producing improvements in the health of people in these areas.  The PlayPump system also provides one of the only ways to reach small, out of the way,  struggling communities with public health messages.

PlayPumps International is a nonprofit organization that strives to dedicated to improve the lives of children and their families by providing access to clean drinking water, enhancing public health, and offering play equipment to millions across Africa – they aim to provide clean drinking water to 10 million people by 2010. Feel free to donate here.



~ by Mathy Shoots People on January 29, 2009.

One Response to “From Rich – now the poor.”

  1. Wow that’s good news! At least some people are starting to care for the less fortunate.

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