Crowdfunding Opportunity for Smart Handpumps

Crowdfunding has come to Oxford University. OxReach provides a crowdfunding platform to help researchers raise funds for specific ventures selected by the University’s OxReach team. One of those selected ventures is the Smart Handpumps project.

These handpumps collect and send data to FundiFix, a local maintenance company, to enable faster repairs, giving rural communities more reliable water services. The goal with this funding is to develop a new database that will allow the project o scale up from a research project, that started in Kenya in 2011 with support from DFID, ESRC and NERC, into an operational phase and reach more people. 

Starting on 3 June 2019, this link will go live on the OxReach site. Any donated funds will be matched by the UK Global Challenges Research Fund making this is a great opportunity to help this work move from research into action. Please share this with your networks (or support it yourself). The crowdfunding campaign will close on 30th June, so please don’t delay.