Introducing Our New Fundraising Coordinator

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We recently welcomed Amy Leffel to the Design Outreach team as a part-time Fundraising Coordinator. Amy comes with a vast array of experience and a deep passion for affecting the lives of the poor—both physically and spiritually. Our marketing partners at 212 Media Studios took a few minutes to get to know Amy, and thought you would love to meet … Read More

Water is Life

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A world without water is a world void of life. Mars is a perfect example. Humans need water to survive—and not just for the physical health benefits it offers. Water is crucial for the growth of plants, for bathing, cooking, cleaning, making mud to build bricks, and so much more. Last March, Amelia—a journalist for Pumps and Systems Magazine—joined us … Read More

A New Perspective

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Dina Tayim recently went on a trip to Africa with Design Outreach. She shared some of her reflections with us, and we thought you would enjoy hearing about it too! It’s crazy to think our trip was only a few weeks ago. What an incredible experience! It makes everything I’ve done for Design Outreach so real. Seeing the end-user experience … Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Janet Bixler

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Recently, we introduced our new team member Jeff. Over the next few months, we want to take time to introduce our volunteers and partners who have made Design Outreach possible. Today, we would like you to meet Janet Bixler—proud mother of Greg Bixler. She has been a huge part of our fundraising success, and would like to share the impact … Read More

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

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

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