Affordable & Reliable Water for all

FairWater is a Dutch Social Enterprise Foundation, we sponsor BluePump Water Projects for the poor in Africa for our partners.

Why BluePumps? Because it has become clear (click here) that those failing, rusting India pumps that most NGOs used over the last 25 years did not solve the water problems of the poor.

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Most funding does not reach the poor…

What is going on? (Click here)

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Broken Rusting Pumps” all over Africa.

Unfortunately, water projects used failing, rusting India pumps that break down all the time. It’s a disaster. Poor communities can’t afford too many repairs. Therefore over 50% of the pumps are not working. Those failing pumps do not provide “Water for All” but only for those who can afford the many repairs. That is not fighting poverty, that is creating poverty.

Read the SKAT/UNICEF report from 2010, since then nothing changed. The poor are still without water, but still many NGOs prefer the cheap India pumps, in stead of a durable BluePump because of the higher costs.

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What is the solution? (click here)

First of all, people need better pumps. Therefore we developed with Oxfam-Kenya a reliable community handpump that lasts 25+ years with hardly any need for spares or maintenance; the BluePump.

Secondly, we developed an innovative program, in which companies & individuals can sponsor part of the cost of a BluePump for our partner NGOs, so they can obtain a durable BluePump for about 50% of the normal price.

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Conclusion: The best solution is to replace all broken pumps in Africa by reliable BluePumps; “cost a bit more, last a lifetime longer”.

Join our “Bottles & Pumps” Program:

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With every BluePump we give school-kids their own water bottle, thanks to:

How? With your donations we sponsor durable BluePumps; we send no money, we provide durable BluePumps in Africa at a considerable partner discount for our partner NGOs. 

Do you like our practical approach?  Join us at Facebook (Click here) or sponsor a BluePump for Oxfam (Click here).

Our impact since 2010:
With our partner NGOs we reached over 500.000 people and realised over 1.000+ BluePumps in Africa, of which over 80 directly sponsored by FairWater donors.

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BluePumps are strong & reliable and last a lifetime. That is what poor people need to come out of poverty.

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Rehabilitation with a durable BluePump is cost-effective; a new expensive well is not needed.


Donors can see their sponsored BluePumps on our Google Map (click here).


Local partners
Local Partners install & maintain the BluePumps. This creates trust, local employment and low-cost sustainable operation.


Track record
See for instance our Sanex Zero%  sponsor project, where we replaced in 50 villages broken pumps by a BluePump, for 25.000+ people.


Why BluePumps? 10 strong points:

1. The Bluepump piston has no rubber seal. Other pumps have seals that wear out.

2. BluePumps have double stainless steel, long lasting foot valves. Other pumps have only one valve.

3. BluePumps use quality PVC pipes and stainless steel rods. Other pumps have serious rusting problems.

4. BluePumps use heavy duty bearings lasting 10+ years. Other pumps have fragile (plastic) bearings.

5. BluePump rods use long lasting, floating double centralizers to make pumping easy.

6. BluePumps are reliable even at 80+m deep. Other pumps fail beyond 40m.

7. BluePumps are lighter to operate and produce more water than other pumps.

8. BluePumps are easy to install & maintain with only standard tools. Other pumps need special tools.

9. BluePumps are installed & maintained with guaranteed back-up of spares whenever needed.

10. BluePumps are cheap (less 25 US$ per year) to operate; Other pumps need up to 500,- US$ per year.
For more info about the amazing BluePump?  Click here or contact us.

Testimonial:  See the video below how the people in the field appreciate the BluePump.


“Development starts with durable BluePumps
and free BlueBottles for children.

The most cost-effective and sustainable
solution to solve water problems in Africa

Click here to make a donation.

NGOs that want to start using durable BluePumps are very welcome to become a FairWater Partner and obtain sponsored BluePumps.

Do you like our practical approach? Join us at Facebook (Click here) or sponsor a BluePump for Oxfam (Click here).

Contact us for more details.

Disclamer: We are not saying that all NGOs do not perform. We simply agree with the SKAT/UNICEF 2010 report, that NGOs have a very poor record. Therefore a better approach is needed. In our opinion, this should start with using more reliable handpumps.