Join the Pipe Foundation

Our Projects

With the proceeds from Join the Pipe bottles and taps, Join the Pipe Foundation sets up drinking water and clean-up projects in developing countries. For access to clean drinking water, healthy living conditions and to tackle plastic pollution at its source.

Over 800 million people still lack access to clean drinking water and studies show that 95% of plastic entering the ocean is from waste generated on land and finds its origin in the largest rivers in Africa & Asia.

Thanks to the more than 4,500 water refill stations we’ve installed and the countless bottles distributed, we have been able to realize over 300 projects.

We realize these projects together with local African partners. We distribute bottles to school children for better hygiene, we organize City Clean-Ups with schools to tackle plastic soup and create awareness, we install durable hand pumps in rural areas and we create our award-winning Water Kiosks in schools. Read more about some of our projects below.

City Clean-Up

To solve plastic problems we have to start at the source, in big cities in Africa and Asia, where the quality of the water supply is unreliable and plastic waste processing and collection services is inefficient. Children often drink water from cheap plastic sachets, which together with all other plastic packaging end up on the street and in the rivers.

For example our City Clean-Up in Nairobi. This heavy populated Kenyan city has a huge plastic problem. Together with school children we clean an area, educate them about the danger of plastic waste in the environment and hand out reusable bottles to drink from for better sanitation and less plastic waste.

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A Water Kiosk at School

We set up water kiosks in schools, run by children. A Water Kiosk at School is our award winning project developed together with our Kenyan partner organisation ITF. A kiosk helps rural community members in Africa efficiently obtain safe drinking water, provides business knowledge to its youth and causes less school dropout, especially among girls, who are often sent to fetch water from afar and are therefore unable to go to school. 

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Blue Pump

Join the Pipe is the producer of BluePump, the most reliable hand pump on the market for Africa. These water pumps go up to 100m deep. With our ‘Bottles & Pumps’ concept we offer a low cost, low maintenance, high quality, sustainable product, making safe drinking water accessible to everyone, everywhere in the world. Interested in the BluePump? Read more here or get in touch.

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