Reflecting on Africa

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I’ve been back from Africa now for just over a week, and I love sharing about the trip over and over with friends and family, including our DO family. Last Saturday we had a large gathering of DO volunteers in Columbus, where I was able to share what God is doing in Africa through us. It was a very encouraging … Read More

Greetings From Malawi

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We just arrived back to Lilongwe today after being in the field for a couple of days with very limited email access. It was a long journey, as we visited four different villages—three of which have LifePumps, and one that is set to get one. In fact, World Vision is anticipating the installation of 8 more LifePumps very soon. The … Read More

Greetings From Zambia

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I write to you from deep in the bush in Mumbwa area, Zambia. Accompanying me is a journalist named Amelia, and a Design Outreach partner named Dina. We have had a couple amazing days here, though exhausting, but God is at work! We arrived at the Mumbwa ADP on Monday and were warmly greeted by nearly a dozen staff. After introductions, … Read More

Hundred Pump Project Brings Water to Thousands

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One Hundred Villages in Five African Countries to Receive LifePumps Columbus, OH (May 19, 2014) – Design Outreach (DO), a nonprofit humanitarian engineering organization, announces the launch of the Hundred Pump Project – an initiative that is bringing clean water to nearly 40,000 Africans who lack access to it today. DO, along with numerous Fundraising Champions and donors, is raising … Read More

Chikwina Project

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In June 2013, a team of our volunteers landed in Malawi to meet with World Vision national staff, scout sites for the installation of our LifePump™ hand pump, and meet dear people in Kanyamula and Chikwina. While in Chikwina, we were introduced to another WASH project (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene): a water distribution system connecting a natural spring to a water … Read More

Design Outreach and Seepex: Helping Developing Countries

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We’re blessed with a great team of volunteers, working together to get the word out in the media. Join us in bringing safe and clean water to developing countries in Africa. Source: http://www.whio.com/videos/news/company-helping-third-world-countries/vCPcLR/ What is The Hundred Pump Project?

A Look Back

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Six days into 2014, let us here at Design Outreach wish you and yours a Happy New Year! We have been eager to start this year and launch our 100 Pump Campaign – our pilot program intent on seeing thirsty people around the world get clean water.  World change is possible!  And we get to be a part of it.  How … Read More

PR News: DO installs hand pump in Malawi

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  Design Outreach Installs LIFEPUMP™ in Malawi Villages Hand pump brings up water for drinking, sanitation Columbus, OH (Dec. 11, 2013) – A team from Design Outreach, led by volunteers Rich Arthur and Thom Haubert, has successfully installed the LIFEPUMP™ in a Malawi village to provide fresh water to nearly 700 inhabitants. The LIFEPUMP™ is the flagship product for Design … Read More

Two Roads in a Wood

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Robert Frost penned a poem in 1920 about a fork in the road and taking the path less traveled.  Sometimes we choose the path we journey in life for ourselves.  We deliberate and weigh the options before us, straining our sight to look down as far as we can, making the wisest choice.  But sometimes we don’t choose the path. … Read More