Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What type of water source is required to use a MoneyMaker pump?
MoneyMaker Pumps can pull water from shallow hand-dug wells, streams, lakes and ponds and push it through a pressurized hosepipe to the field. Water can be sprayed directly on the crops or crop roots through a spray nozzle or used to power a sprinkler.

Do the pumps deplete the local water table?
MoneyMaker pumps draw from shallow, renewable water sources and do not impact underground table levels. It is equally worth noting that the pumps enable farmers to manage available water resources in the most efficient manner. This is true both in terms of the absolute volume of water the pumps use and the relative volume of water the pumps use compared to the most widely-available alternatives: bucket irrigation, which is physically difficult, time consuming and inefficient, and petrol-powered irrigation systems, which are prone to overwatering crops and can, in fact, deplete water tables.

What tools or special skills are required to use the pumps?
MoneyMaker Pumps require no tools or special skills to install and maintain – you simply attach the hosepipes, drop the filter into the water source, and start pumping.

What else will I need to buy to begin using the pumps?
MoneyMaker pumps come with everything required to start irrigating your fields and make money – no additional parts, fuel or hosepipes are required. Even spare parts are included in each initial order and can be easily changed by hand.

How do the pumps compare with alternatives on the market?
Best in Class – MoneyMaker pumps have been designed to maximize water thruput and ease of use, and to be strong and durable in the field. They outperform other human powered pumps in the field and come with a 1 year money-back quality guarantee.

In comparison to petrol powered pumps, MoneyMaker pumps are more affordable to operate and maintain than motorized pumps currently on the market. MoneyMaker pumps demand modest maintenance costs, yielding pure net profit compared to motorized pumps that require recurring fueling fees. Petrol is not only expensive, but can be difficult to obtain in remote regions. Fuel can suffer from unreliable supply chains due to political unrest and underdeveloped infrastructure. Additionally, the quality of available fuel can be questionable with dirt, water, and other contaminants polluting the fuel which could result in operating issues with the fuel-powered pumps. Many MoneyMaker farmers rely on family members or hire neighbors to work on their farms and operate the pumps. Family labor is often free and paid farm labor is typically more affordable than purchasing petrol—a largely unemployed local workforce can operate MoneyMaker pumps across Africa.