Grundfos CEO, Poul Due Jensen, recently visited three remote communities in Zambia where women used to spend several hours every day fetching water before the company’s solutions were implemented.
The visit was to find out more about the work Grundfos is doing in partnership with World Vision and to see first-hand how the company’s solutions make a difference and improve the quality of life for people in these communities.
On the occasion, Poul Due Jensen said, “It’s inspiring to see the passion that every member of staff at World Vision brings to the job, every day. We have also seen how tough it is when 400 schoolgirls share one toilet, and 700 schoolgirls share the same hand pump. It is clear that our technology really can support a better quality of life. The warm welcome we received and seeing the difference we can truly be a part of was touching.”
It should be noted that one of the Grundfos solutions in the three communities is the replacement of hand pumps with the solar-powered SQFlex. This action is part of an accelerated initiative by local governments and NGOs in Africa to upgrade and modernise water pumping with solar solutions.