Design Outreach Joins WEFTEC Expo

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Design Outreach Joins World Water Innovation Exhibit in Chicago

Non-profit organization Design Outreach to present scalable and sustainable water production technology pioneered in the Central African Republic, along with the world’s top innovators on the freshwater sector.

Winona Lake, IN – October 7, 2013 – Indiana-based non-profit organization Design Outreach announced their participation in the World Water Innovation Exhibit to be run by Water Environment Federation starting today until tomorrow October 8, 2013. The exhibition, WEFTEC 2013, will take place at the Innovation Pavilion Theatre of the WEFTEC Exhibit Hall in Chicago, Illinois, and will feature the top innovators in the global freshwater production sector.

Design Outreach has been on the frontline of the global water crisis, having designed, manufactured and delivered  new deep well water pumps for developing countries. Their innovative system, LIFEPUMP™ water solution, will bring potable water to communities in countries such as the Central African Republic and Malawi. The LIFEPUMP™ is a hand powered water pump that can reach low water tables that up to 500 feet deep and were previously unaccessible with hand pump technology.

The next-generation LIFEPUMP™ model will be presented by Design Outreach in Booth #1277 at the WEFTEC 2013 Exhibition Hall, McCormick Place South, 2301 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois.

“We are glad to take part in WEFTEC 2013,” says Abe Wright, President and Co-Founder of Design Outreach. “We believe that our true value is not in helping just a few villages, but scaling up so that we can eventually provide thousands of villages with clean water. Finishing our pilot program is but the first step, gaining exposure through the exhibit is a crucial next step in accomplishing that goal.”

For more information about Design Outreach and their LIFEPUMP™ system, visit their website,, or watch this YouTube video.

Interested donors and partners may also connect with Design Outreach through their Facebook, Twitter and Linked-In accounts.

About Design Outreach

Design Outreach (DO) is a non-profit organization which creates life-sustaining solutions for developing countries. DO works with volunteers, donors, and suppliers in creating products that create impact on the fight against poverty, particularly on the forefront of the global water crisis.

Design Outreach envisions developing countries empowered to face the challenges of poverty through properly engineering everyday products. To achieve this vision, DO collaborate with established field partners who are engaged and live with the people who will eventually use the product.  This invaluable anthropological, customer-based approach to product design is the key to the sustainability and scalability of their systems.

Design Outreach can be reached through 224 W. Johnstown Rd. Gahanna, OH 43230 or by telephone 574-527-3448 and email:


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