This is the original statement of our customer: I was introduced to the Raintree-Foundation through a friend when I was talking about I would like to build a hydraulic ram. I have a small resort on a running stream and felt it was such a waste of money to be running an electric water pump. Thomas communicated with me by Internet fully explaining what I would need and the cost. He then came for 3 days to put in the system and made sure everything was working before he left. I have had the ram going for almost 3 months now and it was one of the best decisions I ever made. I can fill my tanks and run a sprinkler on my lawn all for nothing. The system is very easy to use and maintain. I would recommend anyone who has a flowing stream nearby to look into this form of water power. It is great!!
Our fist Papa Ram Pump we’ve installed successfully. The setup and installation has never been that easy since the location was pretty convenient as well as the new Papa Ram Pump has less requirement for its installation. The pump supplies an additional water source to provide the urgent need daily water supply for the village.
Thai Care and the Raintree-Foundation together installed the first ram pump at Mae Hae. Since the installation around 70 kids from the Mae Hae children's home don't need to walk around 2 kilometers to a water source for showering and to get the required daily drinking water which is purified with a Bio Sand Filter. Now they have water directly accessible at the children's home eliminating the burden of carry water long distances.
In cooperation with OBF Meribah Ram Pumps were able to supply a whole village of about 200 people with a steady water supply for their households. This water supply dramatically improved sanitation and hygiene
A requested installation from the village committee enabled us to set up our ram pump at the village water source which is around 1 kilometer far away and down in the valley. Within a week we have done the major work and everyone was excited to see finally the supply reaching the village. Enough for 60 households, to cover up the water shortage during the dry season.
In a really remote area near Mae Hong Son with really bad roads and a high pumping elevation, of almost 200 meters, Meribah Ram Pumps did our most difficult installation to date. It took us nearly two weeks to finish the entire pump site. Since we finished we are able to supply the village with around 15.000 liters of water a day - water that is essential for a life in such a remote area.
At Pang Hin Fon ethnic minorities use the Meribah Ram Pump to irrigate the surrounding plantations. These ethnic minorities have become famous because of their good farming skills. They are now able to grow their crops the entire year; annual production improves their nutrition as well as providing more income from selling of the crops.
A foreign donor made it possible for Meribah Ram Pump to install a 2 inch heavy duty ram pump for the entire village with around 150 people. The water is used for their daily needs and helps to support a healthy lifestyle for the villagers and their livestock.
The Meribah Ram Pump first fitting ram pump in Laos was installed through a local farmer group. The group was looking for a reliable and affordable water pump for their farms and plantations. Our pump makes a great impact and supplying water for the community. The farmer's group is now able to build more pumps using local materials.
This customer ordered a 1 inch fitting ram pump to irrigate his private farm and to supply water for his livestock.
On the outskirts of the city a farmer's group purchased a 2 inch fitting ram pump. The installed pump supplies water for farmland irrigation and for the drinking water supply of 5 cows. The cows are the livestock of the farmers group.
The latest ECHO conference 2011 in Thailand made it possible to reach a customer from the Philippines. His major work is running an orphanage called Aloha House but also he is dedicated to support farmers and groups with knowledge about organic farming. That's why he chooses our hydraulic ram pump to irrigate his farm with a reliable and steady water supply.
a German resident which spent the half year in Spain installed our fitting ram pump at his summer residence to supply his house and to irrigate his garden since he is far away of the next public water supply.
A Cup of Water International ordered all three of our fitting ram pumps to support the local communities. All three pumps are used for research purposes as well as for irrigation and household water supply.