“I know what it is like to drink dirty water and not even know that it is dirty. When I heard about the work of Design Outreach from a good friend in the Delaware Rotary, I was impressed by DO taking the time to do God’s work in Africa, the innovation of the LifePump, …it is not a band-aid solution.”
Families in rural communities that don’t have a well or a water pump installed depend on rivers, puddles, or any other open water sources prone to waterborne diseases. Young girls typically hold the responsibility of gathering and carrying heavy water containers several times a day.
Recently, the Design Outreach team visited Africa and traveled to Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The three-country trip had been the first opportunity to travel in 2020. It provided an incredible opportunity to set up critical supply chain depots, install LifePumps, LifePumpLinks, provide training for local installers to continue the work, and set up the Malawi Field Office.
The last few days in Malawi and Zambia have been great – in Malawi we’ve witnessed the installation of 2 new LifePumps (in Mtenje and Chikwandawala villages), provided further Training of Trainers, started setting up our Malawi LifePump warehouse, and met with the Bwaila Rotary Club. In Zambia met with the local government and the NGO Living Water International.
Design Outreach Introduces New Virtual Fundraising Events During a year when many of our social gatherings and travel plans have been canceled and postponed, Design Outreach has created a fun and interactive way for us to explore the Lower Shire River Valley of Malawi—together! Our Life in Malawi tour gives you, your family, and friends an interactive and hands-on virtual … Read More
To fully operationalize the Malawi Field Office, we are working to raise the remaining $313,000 by the end of the year. Through the generous support of an anonymous donor, we can match every gift one-for-one up to $22,000! Join us in transforming lives by providing water and sharing the Gospel in rural Africa.
“Christ sits at the center of our lives, and my main goal in life is to glorify Him. That may mean doing it through providing clean water, educating engineering students, or by providing guidance and encouragement to a nonprofit. Each of these actions can have meaning, purpose, and serve the greater goal of helping others in Jesus’ name, glorifying Him.” … Read More
With the humidifier bottle project and other projects in the pipeline, DO is taking steps to address some of the most pressing problems affecting healthcare in developing countries.
Meet Monica, living in western Kenya, she like so many, struggled to get adequate water for daily needs. When she found a LifePump and the opportunity to have a consistent, trust-worthy source of water, she literally moved her family and built a new home near a LifePump. She expressed that everything starts with water: homes, health, food, healthy animals and time for education. She is building a new life thanks to the LifePump.
For the first time, communities surrounding the Christian Karanda Mission Hospital in Zimbabwe have access to reliable, clean water.