Well digger, Edward Tembo

Edward Tembo is hardworking well digger with an idea to expand and escape poverty. He wants to expand his business of  well digging. He is very happy that Jacana wants to guide him in this process. For this guidance Jacana asks a small financial contribution from you.

€ 350 raised now, still € 1,650 of € 2,000 needed.

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Expert Henk Holtslag

SMARTech advisor Henk Holtslag is willing to train him in manual borehole drilling and installation of rope pumps.

Henk Holtslag

Guiding & Monitoring data

March  2017

Edward participated in the 3 weeks Jacana’s technical training, his input was amazing. He displayed unwavering passion for his job and has acquired adequate drilling skills in the following technologies:

  • Auguring
  • Soil punching
  • Mzuzu drilling with chisel, open and closed bailers
  • Drilling using Jetting
  • Drilling by Sledging
  • Bapthist drilling (percussion)
  • Corbel, open well covering

    Edward’s first try in jetting

Edward Tembo
Edward Tembo has been a well digger and mason for many years. He made many open wells, toilets and soak away pits in his village. At the moment his passion is into “well digging” though at times he is contracted to build structures such as houses by the local community. Edward attended the Jacana basic training for three days. During the training he showed a lot of motivation and perseverance. He wants to make his business a success by expanding into manual drilling and pump installation. Jacana believes that Edward has the potential to become a great businessman, but also be a role model for other Zambians.

Therefore Jacana wants to train and guide him in manual drilling and expand his business. For Jacana to provide technical training and guidance we need your financial help. Every small amount is more than welcome.

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Edward is a well digger and mason from Luangeni village in chief Mpezeni area. He has a wife and four children.

Edward Tembo


Manual drilling service provider, business plan


Individuals cannot find affordable water sources.

Individuals cannot find pumps that are durable and repairable.

Individuals cannot find water sources that delivers water throughout the year.


I am drilling manual boreholes and install durable pumps.

Spare parts are available.


Simple, market based and repairable technologies available here.


Official training and recognition




The individuals that are already accessing open well services from me.


Getting more phone calls and orders. increase in sales.new customers


Phone call,radio, t.v. and word of mouth.


I assume that individuals will like the affordable and durable pumps and that they want to buy from me in the future.


I will drill and install one pump at home and ask community members              GO:  If 5 out of 10 says yes then I GO.

to try it and I ask them if they want to buy it in future.


Labour and food for drilling one at home K xxx


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Jacana will support Edward in:

  • Providing technical Training in manual drilling and pump installation.
  • Provision of initial tools and materials for few pumps.
  • Guidance in book keeping and financial management.

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