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The Nicaraguan rope pump

After a few false starts in Haiti and at the CITA-INRA Center in Nicaragua, the rope pump was initiated into action in Monte Fresco, Nicaragua. The principles following the schematics given in the article are simple enough; the system uses a hand or machine-cranked wheel which operates a rope-washer-pulley system. The original developers stopped production due to a difference in philosophy, and the idea was taken over by UNICEF and a Dutch volunteer organization. In 1992, rope pump production was turned into a cottage industry by Bombas de Mecate S.A., and is growing into a large commercial enterprise.

TitleThe Nicaraguan rope pump
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsOrozco, J.G., Alberts, H., Sandiford, P., Gorter, A.
Paginationp. 27-30: 4 fig., ill., photogr.
Date Published1993-01-01
Keywordsappropriate technology, chain pumps, local production, nicaragua, projects, rope-and-washer pumps
Abstract

After a few false starts in Haiti and at the CITA-INRA Center in Nicaragua, the rope pump was initiated into action in Monte Fresco, Nicaragua. The principles following the schematics given in the article are simple enough; the system uses a hand or machine-cranked wheel which operates a rope-washer-pulley system. The original developers stopped production due to a difference in philosophy, and the idea was taken over by UNICEF and a Dutch volunteer organization. In 1992, rope pump production was turned into a cottage industry by Bombas de Mecate S.A., and is growing into a large commercial enterprise.

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