Training the local private sector in Simple, Market based, Affordable, and Repairable Technologies
The CCAP SMART Centre Malawi
Exciting results from Try and Buy filter pilot in UsisyaRecently the CCAP SMART Centre and Temwa, together with two Virginia Tech students, visited Usisya for a half year follow-up survey of the Try and Buy filter pilot. The survey has generated some exciting and interesting results on the adoption rate, the willingness to pay for filters as well as health effects of using the filter. Some highlights:
- Off the households that collected the filter, 98% decided to keep the filter and pay for it after the Trial period has ended.
- At least 80% of the households use the filter all the time.
- Almost 90% of the households reported a drop in the frequency of diarrhea after they started using the filter.
- Improved health, ease to use, taste & appearance of the water were key factors for households to decide to purchase the filter.
- Over 95% of the users was able to demonstrate how to properly clean the filter.
UNICEF and DfID support Self-supply in MalawiUNICEF and PumpAid have recently published a great video showing the effect of the SMART Centre work The CCAP SMART Centre has been involved in a self-supply program of PumpAid funded through UNICEF and DfID. As one of the activities the SMART Centre trained area mechanics in the installation and maintenance of Rope pumps. Our welder in Kasungu, Mr. Brighton Kaniki was also involved in the self-supply program as supplier of pumps. Recently, PumpAid published a short video portraying some of the businesses trained by the SMART Centre, showing promising results. This video shows the effect and potential of the SMART Centre work and the self-supply program of PumpAid. read more
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