Today, almost 800mn people still have no access to safe, clean drinking water. The United Nations estimates that by 2025 up to 1.8bn people will be living in countries or regions with extreme water scarcity.
About two-thirds of the world’s population will be affected by the consequences of our global water shortage. Some 3mn people die each year from the consequences of water-related diseases – i.e. about 10,000 people every day – most of them are children under the age of five.
The reliance on common water well pumps that are simply unsuitable for most local conditions exacerbates the problem:
- Expensive generator-driven water pumps that need unaffordable amounts of fuel
- Windmill water pumps that only pump water if there is enough wind
- Imported submersible water pumps that are expensive and too complex to be produced locally
- Hand pumps that require a lot of maintenance (which, in many cases, is not available locally) cause more problems than they solve, thus adding to the global water crisis.
Towards a Brighter Future
Pumpmakers makes a vital contribution to reducing water shortages and poverty with water projects worldwide.
Our solar pump systems are an ideal solution for everyone who wants to become energy independent of electricity, save costs and improve the quality of life for others with a steady supply of water. They are also an ideal solution for development aid organizations, striving for sustainability and increased self-sufficiency among the population through self-help assistance.
Water is our most precious resource, water is life!
Showing people how they can sustainably access water will help them build better lives for themselves and others.