#1: Windmill and rope pump repairing in India - This windmill is connected to a rope pump and produces water for a farm. It stops automatically when the wind becomes dangerously strong. Both windmill and pump are produced by local entrepreneurs with local available materials in India. Maintenance activities are shown.
#2: Small scale irrigation with a rope pump, Zambia.Connect International, The Netherlands. Small scale irrigation with a hand drilled borehole and rope pump in Mazambuka, Zambia. The farmer irrigates 400 m2 of tomatoes, and the pump supplies water to an additional 10 families.
#3: Hand drilled borehole and rope pump in Tanzania. Connect International, The Netherlands. The borehole was drilled in 3 days, to a depth of 28 meters. Total cost of the borehole, including pump: 500 US$. Smart Tec Center Shipo, Tanzania.
#4: Windmill powered rope pump in Nicaragua. S.J. Batchelor, 1999. An innovative low-cost windmill used in Nicaragua for small-scale irrigation, cattle watering and domestic use. The windmill drives a rope pump, similar to the hand rope pump (70.000 installed in Nicaragua). Based on a Dutch design developed by CWD consultancy. 400 windmill pumps have been installed and produced by AMEC in Managua.
#5: Rope Pump animation. A short video animation, demonstrating a Rope Pump. Resource Development International Cambodia, RDI.
#6: Motorized rope pump on platform in Ethiopia. Motor rope pump being used to fill overhead tank.
#7: Motorized rope pump installed in a field in Burkina Faso. Used for small-scale irrigation.
#8: Tulip water Filter. How it works.
9: Rope pump part 2. A Rope pump plays a major role in helping the villagers avoid unsafe ground water that is contaminated with arsenic.
#10: Rope pump part 1. A Rope pump plays a major role in helping the villagers avoid unsafe ground water that is contaminated with arsenic.
#11: Rope Pump in Congo (family model) - A family model rope pump in Congo. The pump is made by local entrepreneurs in their own local workshop with local available materials and cost between 50 and 100 USD.
#12: Rope pumps around the world. Movie made by Mark Tiele Westra, Connect International, The Netherlands.
#13: Rope pump in India. Women repairing it. Like any machine with moving parts, rope pumps need maintenance. Here, Indian women repair and maintain a rope pump. The pump is made by local entrepreneurs in their own local workshop with local available materials and cost between 50 and 150 USD.
#14: Small water tank with rope pump - This rope pump enables people in Tanzania to farm vegetables, banana, avocado and keep fish, chicken, cows. With a total investment of about 200 US$, a farmer raised his living standard exponentially.
#15: Rope pump installation in Mozambique (family model on hand dug well) - Watch how a family model rope pump is installed on a hand dug well in Mozambique. The pump is made by local entrepreneurs in their own local workshop with local available materials and cost between 50 and 100 USD.
#16: Supply chain for rope pumps - Rope pumps and manual drilled boreholes are made with 100% local materials by local people/companies. Here, a drilling company is preparing piston ropes for the rope pump.
#17: Rope pump in Tanzania - Rope pumps are being used for many years in Njombe, Tanzania. They are locally produced and sold for 50 to 150 USD. These rope pumps were installed in 2006. SHIPO trains local technicians and has low cost technologies.
#18: Borehole drilling manual Baptist method. Manual drilling of boreholes with the baptist method in Tanzania, Njombe. Training by Mr. Henk Holtsalg at SHIPO Smart Training center for low cost water and sanitation solutions.