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Limpopo & Mpumalanga Maintenance trip 2015

In July we went to Limpopo and Mpumalanga and carried out maintenance work on 27 of our PlayPumps.

We were able to do this thanks to generous donations from many donors.  LP0269 (8)Like a car, the PlayPumps do need to be maintained as cylinders can become worn, pipes can develop leaks and taps and soil crete need repairing.

Any trip into rural areas of South Africa is expensive because of the cost of petrol, accommodation and labour, but thanks to numerous donors helping us we are able to devise routes where we can visit the maximum number of PlayPumps  that are in close proximity to each other or on route back to Johannesburg.

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In rural South Africa the children have little or no play ground equipment and the schools often struggle with unreliable water sources.  Having a working PlayPump ensures that the children enjoy themselves and the schools have water on tap.

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Even the older Children in rural areas play on the PlayPump.

On this Limpopo and Mpumalanga trip many of the PlayPumps had been installed over 13 years ago and we found that quite a few  of them only needed minor repairs to be carried out.

We have over 1,000 PlayPumps in South Africa, a donation of R10,800 ensures that we can maintain a PlayPump for a year or more.

For further information contact Sandra.hayes@playumps.co.za

Author: Sandra Hayes

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