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Today’s water needs outweigh tomorrow’s risks in Kenya
September 13, 2016

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

young-left-and-byersPULLMAN, Wash. – A three-year study at Washington State University has found that Kenyan farmers prefer a rent-to-own option when buying treadle irrigation pumps if they can’t afford outright cash purchase and can’t wait for layaway.

From school project to world health aid
May 22, 2006

(Photo: WSU students with Malawi children.) Young people often pursue medicine for humanitarian reasons. But recent WSU graduate Travis Meyer, newly accepted to medical school might delay his medical training in order to help others.Meyer is one of four May 2006 graduates who developed a plan to establish a nonprofit corporation to build a treadle-pump manufacturing plant in Malawi, in southeast Africa. The treadle pump is a human-powered water pump that looks similar to a Stairmaster. Malawi is a water-rich country that has a critical dry season, and farmers who have a treadle pump for irrigation have a great advantage not only supplying food for … » More …