The Hundred Pump Project was a collaboration between Design Outreach, World Vision and private donors to install 100 LifePumps™ in five African countries.

Over 663 million people around the world do not have clean water. Many women and children walk 3-5 miles a day to find water. The Hundred Pump Project sought to make a significant impact on these statistics. It is estimated that over 25,000 lives in Kenya, Ethiopia, Mali, Malawi and Zambia have been directly impacted by the installation of LifePumps.

We are very grateful for our fundraising champions and many others for sponsoring a LifePump™ for a village in Africa. The sponsored pumps will provide long-lasting, clean water for tens of thousands of people who desperately need it.

We are seeking everyday champions to do 3 key things; connect with us, inspire their community and empower a village by providing a long-lasting, clean water source.




Fundraising champions work together to raise the necessary $9,200 for each LifePump™
You can choose any amount to raise! And whether you decide to
raise $200, $2,000, or even the full $9,200 for a new village water pump,
WE HELP YOU DO THIS within 180 days or less.

Imagine a place in Africa where villagers have waited generations to receive a clean-water source. Then, it happens. A well is drilled. A pump is delivered. Water flows. Yet after only 6 months, the well runs dry or the pump simply breaks. Well-meaning donors have come up short on delivering lasting change.


This happens every day.

The LifePump™ is different. It is engineered for developing countries where shallow-drilled wells have failed. The LifePump reaches deeper into the earth, over 325 feet, more than twice as deep as most existing hand pumps can reach. Its rugged design easily withstands continuous daily use for year after year.


How does LifePump help African Villages?

Vickness is just one of the many women in Zolomondo Village, Malawi Africa who is excited to have the LifePump installed last December 2013.

Where were the LifePumps installed?

Five countries (Zambia, Ethiopia, Mali, Malawi and Kenya) will each have LifePumps installed, bringing safe, reliable water to thousands. Check out the campaigns of other fundraising champions by clicking on the countries below.


Flag of Mali

Mali is officially a French-speaking country in West Africa that, like many African countries, has an incredibly diverse population and numerous languages. In the main spoken language, Bambara, there are many well-known proverbs such as: ji ma masa dɔn (water does not recognize a king) and tulon-ka-yɛlɛ bɛ dugu diya (laughter makes life more pleasant in the village). Mali’s culture is also rich in world-famous music; the globally acclaimed group Tinariwen won the 2011 Grammy for Best World Music Album.

Capital: Bamako
Currency: West African CFA franc (XOF)
Population: 14,517,176 (2009) INSTAT
Official language: French
Government: Unitary state, Semi-presidential system, Republic

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Flag of EthiopiaAs one of the only two countries in Africa to have never been colonized, Ethiopia is a unique nation on the continent. More than 70% of Africa’s mountains are found within the Ethiopian borders, and thanks to its generally high altitude, Ethiopia is famous for producing great long-distance runners. The country is probably even more famous, however, for having first discovered the very thing that keeps many of us energized everyday—coffee!
Capital: Addis Ababa
Currency: Ethiopian birr
Population: 91.73 million (2012) World Bank
Official language: Amharic Language
Government: Federal republic, Parliamentary republic

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Flag of Kenya

Kenya, approximately the size of Texas and located on the eastern coast of Africa, is a popular destination for tourist safaris due to their abundant wildlife including lions, elephants, and rhinos. Tourism and coffee exportation make up the greatest parts of the Kenyan economy, a nation whose population is distinctly divided between the rich and the poor, lacking a middle class. But even in times of difficulty, Kenyans believe that baada ya dhiki faraja, which in Swahili means, “after hardship comes relief.”
Capital: Nairobi
Currency: Kenyan shilling (KES)
Population: 44,037,656 (2013)
Official language: Swahili Language, English Language
Government: Presidential system, Representative democracy, Republic

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Flag of Zambia

In a geographic region that is often notorious for its civil unrest, Zambia is a country that has managed to maintain its reputation of a peaceful nation and home to over 70 nationalities. Even as a landlocked nation in southern, central Africa, it is not lacking in natural, aquatic beauty due to one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls (which are twice as tall as the Niagra Falls). Locally, the falls are known as Mosi-oa-Tunya, or the Smoke that Thunders.

Capital: Lusaka
Currency: Zambian kwacha
Population: 14,309,466 (estimate 2012)
Official language: English Language
Government: Presidential system, Representative democracy, Republic

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Flag of Malawi

An excellent example of female leadership, the current president of Malawi is Joyce Banda, Forbes-ranked as the most powerful woman in Africa. Due to the friendliness of its people, Malawi tends to be considered the "warm heart of Africa." Its population is over ten million, 90% of which live in the rural regions of the country in villages like Chilekwa and Zolomondo where there are already two Design Outreach LIFEPUMPS bringing clean water to over 675 people.

Capital: Lilongwe
Currency: Malawian kwacha
Population: 16,407,000 (estimate 2013)
Official language: Chichewa, English Language
Government: Presidential system, Unitary republic

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