Affordable & Reliable Water for all

FairWater is a Dutch Social Enterprise Foundation, our mission is “Affordable & Reliable Water for All”, in a free world, without corruption, fake-results and charity-scams.

We have seen that 25 years of “Charity Aid” did not solve the water problems in Africa; on the contrary, especially the poor are left out, because they cannot pay for the many repairs.

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It is NOT the poor people that benefit from “Charity Aid”.

What is the real problem? (Click here)

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Broken Rusting Pumps” all over Africa.

Unfortunately, water projects use fragile pumps that rust and break down all the time. Especially poor communities can’t afford that. Therefore over 50% of the pumps are not working. Fragile 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.

This must change. Read the SKAT/UNICEF report from 2010, but since then nothing changed. The poor are still without water.

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What is the solution?

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

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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:

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 realised over 1.000+ BluePumps in Africa, of which over 80 directly sponsored by FairWater sponsors.

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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.