Recently Robin Rosendahl, a student from Wageningen University conducted a research at the SMART Centre on the income effects of Rope pumps. As part of his research Robin visited 22 Rope pumps in and around Mzuzu.
Through the research it was found that, on average, the families increase their annual income with $180,- through the purchase and use of a Rope pump. This outcome further strengthens the case for the Rope pump and Self-supply.
If interested, the report can be downloaded through the following link: BSc Thesis – Rosendahl (2014) How do Rope Pumps Impact Household Income in Mzuzu