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#INWED22: Meet the woman keeping communities safe with clean water

23 June 2022

To mark International Women in Engineering Day, we highlight the role of Esther Mdzukulu, a female engineer in Malawi, working for our social investment partner Pump Aid. 

Watch our exclusive interview here. 

Urenco is funding people to train as mechanics in Malawi, via Pump Aid, so they can construct and maintain around 800 community and irrigation wells and pumps.

This enables them to ensure their communities receive access to clean water, as breakages at boreholes have been a common problem.

Our partnership funding, which comes as part of our sustainability strategy to make a difference to local and global communities, also goes towards child friendly toilets, hand washing stations and hygiene education, to reduce the risk of water-borne disease in Malawi. 

Separately, Pump Aid recently made it as a finalist at the 2022 UK Charity Awards, held in London on 16 June. This is the longest-running and most prestigious awards scheme in the charity sector.

For more information, please visit https://pumpaid.org/        

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About Urenco

Urenco is an international supplier of enrichment services and fuel cycle products with sustainability at the core of its business. Operating in a pivotal area of the nuclear fuel supply chain for 50 years, Urenco facilitates zero carbon electricity generation for consumers around the world.

With its head office near London, UK, Urenco’s global presence ensures diversity and security of supply for customers through enrichment facilities in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA. Using centrifuge technology designed and developed by Urenco, and through the expertise of our people, the Urenco Group provides safe, cost effective and reliable services; operating within a framework of high environmental, social and governance standards, complementing international safeguards.

Urenco is committed to continued investment in the responsible management of nuclear materials; innovation activities with clear sustainability benefits, such as nuclear medicine, industrial efficiency and research; and nurturing the next generation of scientists and engineers.

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