Case Study Pump #492

This 5-​member 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.

Water PumpThe 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.

Water PumpThe 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.
Read full report here and mar­ket infor­ma­tion here.

Cus­tomer sat­is­fac­tion survey-​4 (2012)

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