Case Study Pump #492
family from Por Pel Commune, Kampong Chnnang province has owned their Rovai pump
since 2007, and has extensively integrated it into their way of life.
The family’s income generation activities revolve around commercial agriculture,
aquaculture, and wine production. Because of the scale of their work, large amounts
of water and labor are required. Before purchasing Rovai, water usage was estimated
at around 3,000 liters a day.
After testing the Rovai pump for a short time, the family decided to make the purchase,
citing easier access to water and increased cleanliness due to the concrete cover.
Soon, the pump’s commercial value began to emerge when the family was able to incorporate
Rovai into the family wine business. Thanks to the increased ease of collecting
water, the family estimated its output capacity grew by 15 liters of wine per day,
at a cost of 2,000 riel per liter. Less the cost of raw materials, this translates
into a potential 18,000 riel per day increase ($4.40 USD), generally realized
with larger customer orders.
The family also connected PVC pipes to the pump to water crops such as morning glory,
green beans, cucumber, and cauliflower in fields that would have been otherwise
inconvenient to maintain.
The family gauges their current usage at around 6,400 liters a day – essentially
double their previous usage, with most of the increase translating into more crops
in more fields, more wine production, and the maintenance of a fish pond that holds
thousands of fish.
When a nearby pagoda learned of this family’s utilization of Rovai, they purchased
three pumps for their own use.
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