Country: MyanmarFocus: IrrigationPartner: Proximity DesignsPost-Extreme Lab: Social E LabStatus: Handed to PartnerYear: 2014

SolFlo

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Partner: Proximity Designs

SolFlo enables small plot farmers in Myanmar to pump groundwater for irrigation without burdensome costs for fuel or hired labor. An innovative submersible pump consists of a slim waterproofed motor and a custom impeller, designed to fit into the Myanmar standard 2-inch PVC tube well. The system utilizes low-cost solar panels and local manufacturing methods. Eliminating running costs from current pumping methods will increase family income by $50 – $75 per year, improving quality of life and ability to pay for essentials including education and healthcare. Learn more on our website www.solflo-pump.com.