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'Art of Dirt' and Rural Life

Treadle Pumps

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Water and ProsperityMore Crop Per DropFrom Asia to EthiopiaCreating an Income StreamPressure Pump'The Art of Dirt'Admiring the ArtTechnology and ArtDrawing WaterSimple TechnologyDrip IrrigationAl Doerksen, CEOWorldwide WorkRural ArtHopes for the FutureEducating the PublicOut of PovertyWater Access and InformationFreedom From WeatherOld and NewMarketing to the PublicCustomers and ArtistsClean Water, Healthier LivesTraditional ArtThe CustomersTreadle PumpsWork and PlayWater at WorkCelebrating the MarketplaceIrrigation SystemEasy Use910 Arts

Treadle Pumps

"Anyone can give stuff away," Doerksen says, "but when you're selling a product, you have to start listening to your customers." He said IDE tries to make simple and affordable technology so the equipment pays for itself in one growing season.
Listen to Al Doerksen of International Development Enterprise

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