With the help of her Futurepump solar irrigation system, Kenyan farmer Hakima Mohammed has become a successful business owner. Since 2013, she has sold over 1.5 million seedling trees, mainly to local small-scale farmers, who are planting them as a way to boost their incomes.
Thanks to her Sunflower pump, Santa Kumari Mukhiya's honey business is flourishing. Stories like hers are the result of a broad effort to help Nepal graduate from Least Developed Country to Developing Nation by 2022. Access to electricity is a challenge, and Futurepump is part of the solution.
Thanks to forward-looking private sector finding, Futurepump has been able to work in partnership with farmers in Nyanza, Kenya. The farmers get access to the financing needed to acquire a pump, and the crucial data and feedback they provide helps Futurepump to continue to improve their product.
Hatoum Trading Company has begun to promote and sell the Futurepump Sunflower pump in northern Ghana. The product launch was on Dec. 5, and the event included product demonstrations and a speech by the Regional Coordinating Director, Alhaji Issahaku Alhassan.
Futurepump's SF1 solar irrigation pump gets high marks from users in Taita Taveta County, Kenya.
Futurepump was among the winners of the 2017 Ashden Awards, which aim to highlight “the best in sustainable energy”.
Futurepump's solar irrigation pumps lift farmers out of poverty, encourage the development of businesses and increase access to education for children. Working with funders like Poverty Alleviation Fund makes this technology more accessible, and these life-changing opportunities more possible.
The Futurepump SF1 solar pump is helping women in Nepal turn fallow farmland into profitable farm businesses. Rather than spend their days manually hauling water, they can easily irrigate all available farmland, enabling them to cultivate high-value crops during the winter and the dry season.
Futurepump has won the 2017 International Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy and Water! They were recognized for their solar irrigation pump. This pump is cleaner and more sustainable than diesel pumps, frees farmers from hours of labor, and allows them to grow more crops throughout the year.
Three sustainable energy trail blazers working in East Africa—Futurepump, Haileybury Youth Trust and Mobisol—have all won a 2017 Ashden Award, the world’s leading green energy awards.
The area most ripe for immediate collaboration is solar irrigation, which is already scaling rapidly in India. Husk Power Systems, Futurepump and Claro Energy are building commercial bridges between the two regions.