Thursday, January 28, 2010

Micro-Irrigation: Pumping $$ Out of the Ground

KickStart, a Kenyan based non-profit, has developed an ingenious tool that has helped tens of thousands out of poverty in many countries throughout Africa.

It's called a Micro-Irrigation pump and it works by pumping water out of the ground from depths of up to 60 ft. Such a tool is very useful in very arid environments where farming is difficult because water is not readily available. For many families that live solely on subsistence farming it has allowed them to increase their crop yields by enough to be able to sell the excess in the marketplace.

To learn more about what this unique organization is doing to alleviate poverty head over to

- Tiffanie Depew

SOURCE: KickStart