Monday, September 24, 2007

Google mapping the PlayPumps drinking water solution

PlayPumps International is a non-profits that is doing something so unique and for the greater good of the world that you can't help but get very excited. They install merry go-rounds that when they are played on by children also double as water pumps. The more kids spin around on them, the more water that gets pumped and more they solidify themselves as sustainable sources of clean drinking water. PlayPumps International has created a Google Map of some of their installations in South Africa, Mozambique, Swaziland and Zambia. Each point on the map will provide details about the playpump and also provides links off to more information so you can learn more. To get a better idea about how playpumps work, check out this YouTube clip :

Be sure to also check out the Official PlayPumps Website for more information or to make a donation to their cause!
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