Design Outreach Reaches 100,000 People with Safe Water

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Together we celebrate impacting over 100,000 lives with reliable water access through LifePump.

As of July 15, 2021, when we installed a LifePump in Chimumvuri, Zimbabwe, Design Outreach has officially reached over 100,000 individuals with the hope of safe, reliable water in their communities.

With 163 LifePumps installed across 10 countries in Africa, Central America, and the Caribbean, Design Outreach is playing a crucial role in the fight against global water poverty.

Because of LifePump’s track record of providing safe, reliable water to communities for years at a time with minimal maintenance, this milestone means that 100,000 people will have a firm foundation for building a better life.

In Katithi, Kenya, for example, LifePump’s impact goes far beyond simply providing clean drinking water for people in need. The LifePump in this village is the perfect example of how sustainable, appropriate technology can be the catalyst for long-term community development. Installed on September 4, 2014, Katithi’s LifePump has been operating for seven years without any updates, upgrades, repairs, or maintenance. This is the longest running LifePump that has required zero interventions. We are confident that having a consistent and reliable source of safe water has helped the community of Katithi to thrive.

This is the long-term sustainability we look forward to seeing in all 163 communities we have had the privilege to serve.

“One hundred thousand of anything is a lot—and we feel God is just getting started,” says CEO and Co-founder Greg Bixler. “We envision 500,000 served in just a few more years, and soon we’ll be celebrating millions! There are still millions of people living in water poverty in our world today, and they are desperate to get safe water. We praise God for serving 100,000, and we pray boldly to serve many more in this life-saving work!”

Click here to read more about this milestone in DO’s ministry to some of the world’s most vulnerable, under-resourced communities.

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