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Harness the power of PLAY

No – not a PlayStation – but a WaterStation.

There’s a very simple idea been harnessed to allow children in Africa to have clean, fresh drinking water.

The kids play on the merry-go-round, and this is used to pump water !

A PlayPump is a children’s merry-go-round/roundabout attached to a water pump and water storage tank, that provides clean drinking water to children and families in rural Africa.

The idea is brilliantly simple. Children spin on a merry-go-round, water pumps from below the ground, up into a storage tank just a few feet away, creating a safe, plentiful supply of water.

Each installation pumps up to 1,400 liters per hour with less effort than any other manually operated pump.

http://www.playpumps.org/

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