With our EverFlow Africa pumps running at nearly 100% efficacy, our team is excited to see how a brand new prototype sensor can help our rural customers reach new heights in pump sustainability. Lifeline is in the Alyecimalo community in Uganda testing the field durability of a handpump sensor prototype under development by our partners at charity: water.
Getting feedback from the communities Lifeline works with is critical to increasing transparency and ethical accountability in human-focused field research. In a partnership with Oregon State University’s Humanitarian Engineering Program, Lifeline tested the technical feasibility and usability of a sensor to quantify fuel use for different cookstove and fuel types.
Inside Uganda’s rural Apac District, Lifeline’s EverFlow program is bringing and keeping safe water flowing to area residents through a unique partnership with Stanford University. The program contracts with local water committees to regularly maintain over 700 community-owned handpumps, collect data to ensure they are operating properly and respond to emergency breakdowns in less than 24 hours.