MoneyMaker Max Pump

KickStart International

MoneyMaker Max Pump Contact Solution Provider

Solution Overview & Benefits

Entrepreneurial farmers in Africa are irrigating with KickStart's manual MoneyMaker Max irrigation pump to change their small subsistence farms into commercial enterprises. With irrigation, farmers can grow and sell as many as three to four high value vegetable crops every year and ensure that the crop is ready for market when the price is high. The MoneyMaker Max pressure pump provides farmers a pump that can push water uphill as well as simply pulling it up from the source. This means it is suitable for use on steeply sloping land where the water source may be at the bottom.

The MoneyMaker Max pump can be used to pump water from hand-dug wells, rivers, streams, lakes and ponds. It is ideal for sprinkler irrigation, filling overhead water tanks, or for use with nozzles and sprays attached to the end of the delivery hose. A unique, high-quality, human powered treadle irrigation pump that includes hosepipes. Benefits include:

• Easy installation and operation with no tools required • High flow rate – irrigates up to 2 acres of land per day • Sprays 16 gallons/minute • Pulls water from depths of up to 23 feet (7 meters) • Maximum pumping height of 46 feet (14 meters) • Weighs just 35lbs (16 kg)
• Durable, rust resistant, highly efficient with guaranteed quality

History & Development

KickStart’s Original MoneyMaker pump was introduced in September 1996. This small treadle operated pump could pull water from as deep as 23 feet (7m) and be used to furrow irrigate up to two acres of land. Over 4,050 Original MoneyMaker pumps were sold. Their pumps are still being used to generate new profits and wages every year and they proved the potential of micro-irrigation in East Africa. KickStart has since developed the MoneyMaker Max and the MoneyMaker Hip Pump.


Publicly available: yes
Countries where available: Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.
Price range (USD): 70 - 170 USD Offered or can be licensed for local manufacture: no

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