The Africa trust

Written by Nick Grant


Published on 29th March 2018


Last Updated on 23rd February 2024


Read time: 1 minutes


Founded by AquAid in 2010, the mission of the Africa Trust is to bring sustainable solutions to poverty in Africa.

We at Intasure are aware that keeping our staff members hydrated will aid them to perform at their very best throughout the working day, so we started using watercoolers from AquAid.

Aquaid Watercoolers

Our unique relationship with AquAid has also given our company the opportunity to help those less fortunate than ourselves, because with each purchase an automatic donation is made to the Africa Trust. These funds are used to build ‘Elephant Pumps’ – a modified version of an age old Chinese rope pulley system. One such pump is currently being installed in Africa on our behalf and it will be a much needed source of clean and fresh drinking water for many.

Our organisation’s name will be proudly displayed on our well and we look forward to adding some photos and letters of thanks from the villagers to our site in the near future.

To date AquAid have built over 5,000 such Elephant Pumps across parts of Zimbabwe, Malawi and Liberia; and have donated in excess of £13 million to charity.



October 17, 2018

The top image shows the Elephant pump built with money raised by Intasure and Gallagher.

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Nick Grant is a Business Development Manager at Intasure with 10 years of insurance experience.