Case Studies

George – ‘I can lift five times more water than before’

George Arombe Impact Pumps customer

1,200 litres per day wasn’t enough, but we had no other option, until now.

George focuses on domestic and commercial use with his FlexExtend. He used to be able to lift a maximum of 1,200 litres of water per day manually using a winch – he simply could not lift enough water for everyone who needed it.

Since installing the FlexExtend, he has been able to lift 5 times more water to the surface, both for himself and his customers.

As a lot of the manual labour to operate the winch was done by the women and children in the community, their workload for water collection has now been made a lot easier thanks to the FlexExtend.

Johnson – ‘I’ve tripled my income’

Johnson Impact Pump

With this pump, now I don’t have to wait for the rain I have tripled my income for the year

Johnson has a plot of land near Kisumu, in Kenya. He used to depend on rain to irrigate his lemon trees as the water on his land was too far below ground for him to lift easily for irrigation.

With the FlexExtend, Johnson is now able to irrigate his lemon trees whenever they need it. He has also expanded his farm to grow more water-dependent crops. Recently Johnson grew spinach and kales for the first time and has seen a trebling in his yearly income!

Jafred – ‘I’ve created a new business’

Jared Nono Impact Pumps Customer

This pump has allowed me to do less work and earn more

Before installing the FlexExtend with a solar powered surface pump, Jafred would manually collect water from his well with a winch. Due to the labour required for this, he could only lift enough for domestic purposes.

The FlexExtend has transformed this situation. He is now able to pump much more water and fill a large tank. This has not only dramatically reduced the labour required to lift water but has also opened up a new income stream for Jafred. The water which is lifted from the well is cleaner than before, as the well can now be closed, and he can make around 400 Ksh ($4) each day from selling water.

Jafred now has plans to use some of the extra water to expand into irrigated crops, which wasn’t possible before.

The FlexExtend has brought new opportunities for Jafred and his family – more food, cleaner water and more money every day.

Joyce – ‘Now my land is always green’

I cannot compare this land before and after, now the land is always green

Joyce’s small farm on the outskirts of Nairobi has been transformed by the introduction of a FlexExtend. What was previously bare is now green and productive. She now grows garlic, onions, pumpkins, and traditional vegetables which was not possible before.

Before the FlexExtend the water had to be lifted from the well using a winch and distributed to the plants using a watering can and single sprinkler. It was not viable to grow high-value crops with this method. Now drip lines have been installed which run directly from a raised tank filled by a FlexExtend coupled with solar water pumps.