A ZIMBABWE founded company Tolmo, has partnered with Aotea Global Services to provide eco-friendly sustainable water delivery systems to urban and rural communities using clean energy.
In partnership with Aotea Global, Tolmo offer a range of water pumps that can deliver 25,000 litres to 800,000 litres per day, without the use of fuel or electricity.
“The pumps only require water to be able to pump. Considering that electricity and fuel has been a challenge in this country, these pumps comes in handy and convenient for the country folk,” Tolmo founder Lionel Magumbe said.
“Once installed, the water pump lasts for around 30 years with minimal maintenance costs and effort as it will be running free 24/7 as long as they water is flowing into them.
“This product is a huge aid in health and food security because villagers often walk miles in search of water but with these solutions we can deliver water miles from the source to those who need it, without requiring fuel or power. Magumbe added that communities can now grow crops outside of the rainy season, increasing their opportunity to grow cash crops, while accessing clean drinking water which is detrimental to their health.
The partnership between the two entities also provide water purification solutions.
“We are the preferred partner in Zimbabwe by Aotea Global who in turn partner with companies across the globe to find and provide products to help Zimbabwe become the bread basket of Africa once again,” Magumbe said.
“They are passionate about providing water solutions for irrigation, drinking and even mini hydro solutions. We work closely with them on these products and solutions, handling things for them locally and also across other parts of Africa.”
A total of 1000 water pumps have been installed across the world and the impact in removing the need for fuel and power is huge.
Meanwhile, the department of Irrigation under the Ministry of Agriculture has placed an order of 100 pumps for a pilot project.
This article was first published in the April Issue of The Entrepreneurial Magazine.