Proximity Designs Baby Elephant Pump

Proximity Designs

Proximity Designs Baby Elephant Pump Contact Solution Provider

Solution Overview & Benefits

The Baby Elephant is a water pump made entirely from plastic. The pump was developed in response to customers who previously placed their water pumps on high platforms, from which they pumped water.

The Baby Elephant pump has a unique rope and pulley system that enables the user to remain on the ground while pumping water up to a water tank. This makes for safer, more user-friendly treading.


  • Price: 15,500 Kyats ($16USD)
  • Suction Depth: 25 feet
  • Flow rate at 15 feet suction depth: 850 Gal/hour

History & Development

Established by Jim Taylor and Debbie Aung Din, Proximity Designs began in 2004, as a country office of iDE. Back then, Proximity Designs entered the Myanmar rural market with two treadle pumps, 13 staff and a distribution reach of just 600 villages. Now, eight years on, they are accessible to nearly 80% of the rural population, employing a nationwide staff of over 350, and offering a complete range of services that address many of the most pressing needs of rural families.


Publicly available: yes
Countries where available: Myanmar
Price range (USD): 15 to 20 USD
Offered or can be licensed for local manufacture: Yes

Additional Information

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