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It's baffling how some inventions fail to achieve a tipping point. The hydraulic ram pump - which has been around for a couple of centuries. falls into this category. The Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation Inc. (AIDFI) is determined to see the ram pump finally come into its own. Using the power of a river's flow to literally push water uphill without any other energy input, it's proving to be a boon for poor villagers living in mountainous regions.

The ram pump can save both hours of back-breaking work carrying water and cash where expensive water pumps are replaced. AIDFI has introduced the ram pump to over 170 upland villages, and has plans to spread the benefits far and wide among poor communities.

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rommel magalong
water would always be a basic commodity by any human,in this case a clean water at that- CLAP CLAP CLAP!! to the people behind The Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation Inc. (AIDFI)
Delicia O.Sunio
This invention could help improve the lives of so manypoor villagers in mountanous regions, & should be shared to as many poor communities as possible,around the world.
bob richter
This inventions would, certainly be beneficial to poor villagers in the remote and mountainous regions in the Philippines.

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