Supplied by Design Outreach in partnership with World Vision, SEEPEX and private donors, the LifePump is a progressing cavity pump that can reach depths of 325 feet—more than twice that of a typical hand pump. In remote communities across the globe, this technology ensures consistent, clean water that saves residents time and energy while improving their health.

The video below, courtesy of Design Outreach, explains how the innovative LifePump technology works.

For exclusive coverage from Zambia and Malawi, please read our special feature, "Pump Technology Changes Communities."

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