Recently, I’ve been communicating with Network Member John Makonda who lives in Geita, Tanzania just south of Lake Victoria. He was kind enough to share with our ECHO team, some information about a wave pump design he has been adapting and modifying to pump water from Lake Victoria to nearby planting beds all using locally available resources. He is working to patent and manufacture his specific design in collaboration with SIDO Tled Hub.
The most recent model of the Makonda pump is pictured here:
Here are more details about the pump: Makonda Pump details.pdf (396.6 KB)
Do you have the need for such a technology in your region?
What modifications would be required for the pump to be beneficial in your context?