Well digger, Steven Zulu

Steven Zulu is going a mile in escaping poverty. Now he wants to expand his well digging business with manual drilling of boreholes. He is very happy that Jacana wants to guide him in this process. For this guidance Jacana asks a small financial contribution from you.

€ 1,180 raised now, still € 820 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

Throughout the three weeks of technical training conducted by Jacana, Steven’s performance was admirable and he acquired technical 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




Steven Zulu in trainingSteven Zulu is a well digger and he attended the Jacana basic training for three days. During the training he showed a lot of motivation and perseverance. He wants to expand his business by drilling manually with new technologies and be able to install pumps on manually drilled boreholes. According to him this will enable people have access to improved water sources. Jacana believes that Steven has the potential to be great businessman and become a role model for other Zambians.

For Steven expanding his business Jacana needs your financial help. Every small amount is more than welcome.

Thank you on behalf of Steven Zulu!


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Steven Zulu is an well digger who lives in Chipata Eastern province of Zambia. He has been serving his community with digging wells an providing water to the community. Next to his job as well digger he is a barber and is about to open a new shop. He is married with 5 children.
Steven Zulu and his family

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.


Many years of experience. Use good quality of materials.




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


Getting more phone calls and orders. increase in sales.


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 Steven Zulu 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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