2020/2021 Winter Field Notes

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In the 2020/2021 Winter edition of Field Notes, you will read about many of the exciting developments happening within DO that enable us to fulfill our mission.

Design Outreach Team is Growing – Join Us!

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From Greg Bixler, CEO and Co-founder: “Men and Women wanted to save lives, transform communities, spread the Gospel and store up treasure in Heaven.” DO is growing – Join us on mission! We are excited about how God has continued to grow Design Outreach (DO). As we are growing, we need more full-time teammates. As I thought about outreach to … Read More

Bike Pedal Turns Result in LifePump Handle Turns – The Golden Cup Ride Returns for 2021

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Last year, Design Outreach engineering volunteer Michael Cook felt called to raise funds for LifePumps for people in Malawi by riding a 1,300+ mile section of the Transamerica Bicycle Trail.  His ride inspired co-workers from DePuy Synthes in Indiana to “match Michael’s miles” and support the fundraising effort, raising enough funds to provide five LifePumps that will be installed in … Read More

Board of Director Spotlight: Mary Mungai

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“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.”

From Tears to Cheers

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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.

Postcards from Africa

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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.

Enjoy a Trip to Malawi from the Comfort of Your Living Room

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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

Water Truly Does Equal Life!

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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.

Faster Flowing Water is a Game Changer

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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.