At Current Pumps, we are committed to implementing affordable technology tailored specifically to the needs of subsistence farmers in water-scarce countries.
The challenging water needs faced by so many farmers around the world are not without answers. Our water-powered water pump addresses the problem of reliable access to water for agricultural production. For farmers located near rivers with no efficient means of using the water so close to them, a Current Pump is the answer. The increase in reliability not only improves the crop yield of our targeted farmers; it also improves the food security and overall well-being of farmers and their families.
Phase I: Our immediate goal is to begin in Niger, Africa by installing 20 pumps. The capital city of Niamey is fortuitously positioned on the Niger River. Subsistence farmers work land in direct proximity to this rather large river. This positioning puts them in a perfect position to use Current Pumps. Instead of carrying water by hand from the river to their crops, farmers will be able to place a Current Pump in the river, stretch out the attached tube to their land, and let the river’s current do the rest.
Phase II: We plan to have Current Pumps operating in 4 more countries within a year of implementing the first 20 pumps in Niger. This short-term goal is one that we believe is not only within reach, but essential to our medium and long-term efforts. The Niger River carves through neighboring Nigeria, Benin, Mali and Guinea. In conjunction with setting up 20 pumps in Niger, we plan to expand the geographic implementation of Current Pumps in these countries that also have access to the Niger River.
Phase III: Our long term goal is much more pervasive. We want all Current Pumps to be made locally. We hope that by manufacturing these pumps in-country, we will help create a small, yet viable commodity supply chain. In order to ensure the long-term, holistic extent of our implementation plan, we want to localize the whole process. For example, Current Pumps will be manufactured in Niger, distributed by those in Niger to farmers in Niger.