Foot-powered pump for low cost irrigation
A water pump powered by pedalling has helped Kenyan farmer, Edward Kinyanjui, to irrigate and grow vegetables on 1.5 acres of his 5 acre farm. He sells his leafy vegetables and tomatoes to local schools and to neighbours, and is saving part of his profit to buy a bigger pump that will irrigate more land. Manufactured by KickStart, the Super Moneymaker pump is relatively low cost and can be serviced by farmers without need for specialist tools. Eric Kadenge meets Edward on his farm, and gets a demonstration of the pump in action.
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