our mission

Project41 develops tools that empower the poor to lift themselves out of poverty.

the crisis

Project41 holds the core belief that the poor have the capacity within themselves to rise above extreme poverty. Our pump is a tool that provides farming families the ability to irrigate their land, leading to tremendous gains in income, food security, and a better life. It is amazing to watch what an enterprising individual can accomplish simply by being introduced to opportunity.

of the poorest in our world
are small scale farming families.

The majority of these farmers must rely on seasonal unpredictable rainfall.

Droughts and extended dry seasons drastically reduce the ability to produce the crops these farmers need to feed their families.

Together we can put an end to this tragic situation.
At the center of our efforts is the p41 Rainmaker, a simple yet powerful tool.

what we do

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Providing jobs to
the local economy.


Project41 is a market-based program designed to create income opportunities and improve food security for poor rural households in the developing world.  Our objective is to sell the P41 Rainmaker at an affordable price, allowing owners to create profitable social enterprises.  The pumps are manufactured in-country, creating jobs for the local community, and we engage the local private sector supply chain in order to distribute the product.  This will lead to long-term financial sustainability within targeted countries.

One Farmer's Story

Fred lives in a small village in Uganda and is the father of eight children. Six of his children are biological and two are adopted. He supported his family by working as a security guard, where he earned $30 US per month. On this income- the equivalent to roughly $1 US per day- he struggled to provide for his family. Food security was a serious challenge, as was paying for education costs and medical treatment.

Last July, Fred acquired a P41 Rainmaker as part of Project 41's beta-test. He worked diligently throughout the dry season, and after just one harvest, he earned over $750 US. His hard work, combined with the P41 Rainmaker, radically changed his life. With the increased income, Fred purchased new school uniforms for his children, built a new house for his wife and family, and started construction on a storefront in order to sell his crops.

Fred says," I would like to thank my brothers for bringing me this pump. Before, we had nothing to use for watering in the dry seasons, and we cannot grow a crop. Since the pump has come to us, whether it is raining or not, we are growing crops."

'The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.'

- Benjamin Disraeli

about us

  • Andy Pierce Founder/Executive Director
  • Patty Pierce Co-Founder / Director of Administration
  • Agnes Twoli Director of Operations, Uganda
  • David Salmon Director of Operations, California
  • Joseph Twoli Deputee Director, Uganda
  • Nana Bekoe-Sakyi Director of Operations, Ghana
  • Megan Pierce Creative Coordinator
  • Hannah Pierce Communications

Project41 Founder Andy Pierce at Tedx.


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Project41 is an IRS recognized 501c3 not for profit charitable organization.

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We are very thankful for the donors and partners who are helping provide a valuable resource to people in need. Please use this form to contact us with any questions you may have about Project41.

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Project41 has meaningful opportunities for a wide variety of volunteers. We would love to have your info so we can connect and see how you can become a part of our Team. Please use this form to get in touch.


21350 Albatross Way
Redding CA 96003

Phone: 530-410-3304