Portable Display LifePump

Except for a math major, few people know what a “hypocycloid” mechanism is — let alone what it entails. Also known as a progressive cavity pump, it uses small cavities to push water upwards and out of the LifePump from deep underground. With this technology, Design Outreach’s LifePump provides clean water access in difficult locations.

Design Outreach asked SonSet Solutions to design and build a portable display LifePump, which shows the pump’s inner workings.

You’ve undoubtedly heard the phrase, “Seeing is believing.” But the benefits of this display-only pump are intended for “Seeing is understanding.” The cut-away design could enable officials in developing countries to grasp the LifePump’s simple but effective design, helping speed its in-country acceptance and delivery to needy areas. It also helps with funding. One donor has expressed an interest in having a display model for their office, so they can quickly and easily communicate with others how the LifePump works.

Building a tool that promotes the LifePump is important to us because we know that providing clean water access is a stepping stone to communicating the gospel to people in need of a Savior.