AIDFI Ram Pump

Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation Inc. (AIDFI)

The AIDFI ram pump delivers water to higher elevation using flowing water without electricity.

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Product description Brand name and product description

Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation Inc (AIDFI) ram pumps are designed to provide access to clean water for remote rural communities. These pumps utilize gravity to collect water from stream sources into the pump’s reservoir and establish a pressure differential that drives the system. This system requires no electricity or fuel, and with the continued maintenance could provide water for over 20 years.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

AIDFI has served/installed ram pumps primarily for hillside communities in the Philippines and also in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Nepal, Colombia, Peru, Costa Rica and France.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Sold and Installed by AIDFI; usually donated by a governmental agency or NGO to communities. Partners include Coca Cola Foundation, Department of Agriculture and Siemens Stiftung.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

252 – 1,120 USD (13500-60000 Php)Converted on May 2020

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Pumpmakers DIY Solar Pump, Blake Hydram Hydraulic Ram Pump and other alternative pumping options including: Gravity Pumps, Handpumps, Animal Driven Pump, Solar Pump, Wind Pump, Treadle Pump, Rope Pump

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Hillside communities living in treacherous terrains and fetching water up steep slopes for household and agriculture/livestock.

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