The principle of a rope pump is very old. Many people in many countries managed to produce rope pumps. They used a variety of materials and shapes. A real successful design originates from Nicaragua. LUDO Engineering used this design to train the blacksmith’s from Wale Wale in North Ghana to produce a quality rope pump. This training was done in behalf of Pumping is Life.
These women in North Ghana are very exited to see their rope pump functioning for the first time! The women themselves, organised in a so called watsan group (water and sanitation), have responsibilities to maintain the pump: