About Us

Pumping is Life

We implement and provide quality water, sanitation and hygiene services that contribute to health and creating wealth to alleviate poverty using the systems approach: services that meet the needs of households in both rural and urban communities. It is inherent in the products and services our WASH projects provide to serve the needs of the bottom of the pyramid group using innovation, technology and market-based approaches.

Strategic Objectives


To make the organization the most dependable and easily accessible water and sanitation development organization in the rural and urban communities of Ghana


To be an established organization in the water, sanitation and hygiene development sector in Ghana, satisfying the expectations of stakeholders through the provision of sustainable services which are based on innovation by appropriate technologies, demand responsive and market-based approaches.

Project Areas​

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Technical and Vocational Entrepreneurship Training (WASH-TVET) Projects

Our Team

We have a dynamic & genius team

We are made up of diverse individuals with a great vision and mission to initiate a positive change
for accessible water and sanitation development organization in the rural and urban communities in Ghana

Executive Director

Yussif Abdul-Rahaman

Executive Director of Pumping is Life and hence the Team Leader of Projects. He is hard working and dedicated to duty. His responsibilities include defining the policy direction of Pumping is Life in terms of designing innovative but sustainable projects whose services meets the needs of beneficiaries and the expectations of stakeholders.

Ziblila Salman Faris

Field Coordinator

Plays several roles in the team. His roles include conducting community entries, data collection and coordination of all field activities. He is a trainee of University for Development Studies and holds a BSc Agriculture Technology.

Abdulai Issah

Rope Pump Maintenance Specialist

Plays a role in the manufacture of spare parts and conducts routine repair of pumps to improve on the services of water supply facilities. He is also an entrepreneur and manages the Janga WASH maintenance center. He is a trainee of Jan van Dijk and Gerrit van Roekel.

Tidow Azuma

Senior Manufacturer of Rope Pumps

Senior manufacturer of rope pumps and its parts, with 8 years and wields vast experience. He is trainee of Dolf Heubers and Henk Holtslag from The Netherlands

Bukari Rahaman

Manufacturer of Rope Pumps & Parts

He is a trainee of Tidow and has also in the past received training from Henk Holtslag and Dolf Heubers. He is an entrepreneur and the operator of the WASH maintenance center in Walewale. The center provides spare parts and repair services of water and sanitation facilities.

Mathew Tia

Manual Drilling Crew Leader

He is the Manual Drilling Crew leader and a senior in the activities of Pumping is Life. He is a trainee of Jan van Dijk, Henk Holtslag and Arnold van Decamp in manual drilling. He is also an entrepreneur.

Sulemana Wuni

Latrine Artisan

He is the latrine artisan of Pumping is Life and was trained by Mr. Nathanial in the construction of household latrines using appropriate technologies.

Bukari Issahaku

Manual Drilling Crew Leader

He is a trainee of Jan van Dijk, Henk Holtslag and Arnold van De Camp in manual drilling using rota sludge and cable tool percussion technologies.