WASH(sometimes called WatSan) is an acronym for water, sanitation and hygiene and is the focus of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 6 or, clean water and sanitation for all! WASH can improve health, reduce illness and death, increase life expectancy, student learning and even improve gender equality.
Hoveraid have successfully installed wells and pumps in many different villages at their request. Our projects enable the local people to help themselves, by assisting them in creating clean drinking water sources for their villages. Once a village has approached HoverAid asking for clean drinking water, HoverAid ask that the village collectively choose a communal site for the well/bore hole and dig down to find water. Once this has been achieved HoverAid then assist local workers, teaching them how to safely line the well/bore hole to keep the water as pure as possible. HoverAid work to sustainably introduce the most appropriate way to provide clean drinking water. We then provide the most suitable pump for the village, and teach the community how to maintain, install and fix the pump should it fail. The Canzee pump is unique: it does not require maintenance even with intensive use. There are no parts that require adjustment, lubrication or special attention. In addition, production of spare parts and repairs may be performed by the villagers themselves. We ask that villagers contribute a token amount for the parts of the pump (normally totalling around 0.05% of the actual cost) to show their value of the item. This money is then used as a fund for spare parts in the future. One pump can typically serve around 300, providing clean drinking water for drinking, food preparation and hand washing.
The parts of the pump cost £1,515, and the education, installation and transport of parts costs a further £1,322. The cost of one pump, fully installed is £2,837.