Here at PJ Harte, we are well aware of our Corporate Social Responsibility. We’re also aware of the importance of keeping our team hydrated throughout their working day.
This is why we’re pleased to announce that as a result of our decision to invest in water coolers from AquAid, we will be supporting the installation of a water well (which is referred to as an Elephant Pump) in Africa. Our unique relationship with AquAid has given our organisation the opportunity to help those further afield less fortunate than ourselves.
When an organisation purchases water coolers, AquAid donates a percentage of the sales revenue to the Africa Trust, a charity which installs Elephant Pumps.
The Elephant Pump is a modified version of a water pump based on an age old Chinese rope pulley system. The pump is built by an experienced member of the Africa Trust in conjunction with local people from the community who are then taught how it works and how to repair it using local materials and parts.
This pump will bring much needed clean, fresh drinking water and improve the quality of life of those who will have access to the well.
Through this initiative AquAid has donated more than £6,000,000 to the Africa Trust resulting in more than 2,000,000 people being supplied with water, with more than 8,000 pumps in operation across parts of Liberia, Malawi and Zimbabwe.