Design Outreach is pleased to announce the appointment of board member Kelly Williamson. Bringing extensive knowledge in the water industry, he shares Design Outreach’s mission to develop innovative technology to solve some of the worlds biggest problems. He’s visited several African countries seeing the global problem first hand, including with Design Outreach last fall.
An entire community of people was transformed because of a LifePump and the gift of music. The rural Malawi community of Yesaya Shumba had the ever-present problem of having an unreliable water pump that would either easily break or simply not draw any water during the dry season. The people of Yesaya Shumba would experience days or even weeks without … Read More
Karanda Mission Hospital partnership with DO – made possible through your support! For too long, the Karanda Mission Hospital had to face the tough decision of saving clean water for its patients and turning away the needy in their surrounding communities or risking the lives of its patients and quenching the thirsts of their neighbors.
This year has been a year of growth for the DO Team. We added two new full-time engineers—Malawi Field Engineering Director Hugo van der Walt and R&D Project Engineer Naja Robinson. We are so thankful for the friends and family who support these engineering missionaries making their work at DO possible. Like co-founders Abe Wright and Greg Bixler, Hugo van der … Read More
What do a drum set, generator, and pump parts have in common? These items—among other critical supplies—are being packed into a shipping container bound for Malawi. The shipment will leave Columbus soon and arrive in Malawi this fall. The shipment will include 17 LifePumps and spare parts, printer, sound system, keyboard, drum set, two generators, and other needed supplies. While … Read More
Q&A with DO’s New Malawi-based LifePump Technician. The Design Outreach (DO) global team is growing! Please join us in welcoming Dickson Wandawanda as DO’s new LifePump Technician based in Lilongwe, Malawi. Dickson will be responsible for leading LifePump installations and upgrades, providing training and support for village-level operations and maintenance, conducting hydrogeological mapping to determine the most ideal LifePump locations, … Read More
This month, Design Outreach welcomed Emily Krichbaum, Ph.D. to the team! We’ve loved getting to know her, and we’d love for you to get to know her as well. Q: What brought you to DO? A: One of my favorite things about teaching history was communicating to various audiences and storytelling. At DO, I’m able to use this gift to … Read More
This month, Design Outreach welcomed Rhonda Davis-Comoretto to the team! Rhonda brings over twenty years of experience working with some of the most respected nonprofits at the local, state, national and international level, from COSI to the American Red Cross. We’ve loved getting to know her, and we’d love for you to get to know her as well. Q: What … Read More
It seems like just yesterday that Greg and I were taking our first trip to Malawi to learn about communities in need of more reliable water technologies and dreaming about how Design Outreach might be able to help. That was over five years ago! It is incredible to look back and see all that has been accomplished through our team … Read More
CEO and Co-founder Greg Bixler is in Malawi this week with Africa Field Director Beatrice Chisenga, Emmy award winning filmmaker Mike Edwards from The 5 Stones Group, and cameraman Danny Woods. They are working on a new short film highlighting the amazing transformation LifePump has had on the communities of Zolomondo and Chilekwa. These were the first two LifePumps installed … Read More