Written by Abe Wright, DO co-founder and chief technology officer Editor’s note: The DO team recently visited four communities in Guatemala with field partner Water for Life. Here is a digest of DO Diaries: Stories from the Field compiled by DO Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Abe Wright. He was joined on the trip by Ray Ehrig, manufacturing engineer, and … Read More
Greetings from Malawi, the warm heart of Africa—living up to its nickname with the people and temperature! We’ve had the privilege to travel with like-minded ministry partners who helped make possible much of the COVID outreach in Malawi. There’s been so much impact and thankfulness from the communities.
Together we celebrate impacting over 100,000 lives with reliable water access through LifePump.
We are incredibly close to finishing our Malawi Field Office two-year campaign, and we invite you to join us in in this monumental moment in Design Outreach’s mission and vision.
This resource provides an in-depth look at how God used your passion and investment to change lives last year. At Design Outreach, we love sharing with you reports and stories from the field that demonstrate all that God is doing through this ministry.
Design Outreach (DO), a nonprofit humanitarian engineering organization working to solve water poverty, has reached a new milestone. The latest data from remote monitoring systems show that DO’s LifePump™ technology is now providing safe drinking water for 100,000 people globally.
Design Outreach’s summer internship program is in full swing. Qinan Zhou and Nick Carlson, DO’s new interns, are working closely with Principal Engineer Naja Robinson and Project Engineer Daniel Wang on several of our current projects, including building the test stand for a fourth-generation gearbox used in LifePump and designing the handle for autoLifePump, to gain some real-world experience in engineering.
Design Outreach leaders recently returned from doing field work in Malawi and Zambia where they conducted training, installed LifePumps and LifePumpLinks, met with partners and governmental officials and made plans for future impact.
For the past year, the DO Malawi team has been distributing COVID-19 supplies and providing training on protocols to prevent the spread of the disease. The funds for this important work came from donors like you who supported our HandWASHing for All campaign, as well as support from Christian Aid Ministries.
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.