Super MoneyMaker Pump

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The Super MoneyMaker Pump is a manual treadle pump that will direct water to where it is needed, pulling water from a depth of seven meters and lifting it up fourteen meters above the water source. No fuel or electricity is required to operate the pump. The pump can irrigate a two-acre area over an eight-hour period. Over 50,000 Super MoneyMaker Pumps have been shipped to customers all over the world, and, based on KickStart‘s impact-monitoring studies, there are an estimated 35,000 households starting profitable small farm businesses using pumps to irrigate their fruits and vegetables during the dry season. By greatly increasing the yield, growing higher-value crops, and growing year round, these families have increased their net farm income from $110 to $1,100 per year—lifting themselves out of poverty.

  • DESIGNERS: Robert Hyde, Martin Fisher, Mark Butcher, and Adblikadir Musa
  • MANUFACTURER: KickStart International
  • Kenya, Tanzania, and China, 1998
  • Mild steel, PVC, rubber
  • DIMENSIONS: 48”h x 14”w x 32”d
  • IN USE IN: Kenya, Tanzania , Mali, Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, South Africa, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Somalia, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Yemen, Congo, Angola, Madagascar, Haiti, and Philippines

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