Jacana selected some villages around Chipata where 50 partly sponsored pumps will be installed. Families will be the owners of the pumps and are responsible for the maintenance. These families have a plan to earn some money with the pump, because they get access to water throughout the year. As early adopters, they pay only 10% of the costs of the pump. These families will be role models and will motivate others families to buy pumps in the future.

Selection of the families

Jacana organises meetings in several villages and explains the procedure to all community members how they can become one of the lucky ones who receive a partly sponsored pump. The procedure is:

  • In an interview all participants are asked what they will do with the water when they have access to water throughout the year. They present their small business idea.
  • The most promising areĀ invited for the business, financial and marketing training. Motivated people with a good business plan are selected.
  • Jacana visits the selected families and check if the plans are realistic. If yes, 10% of the costs of the pump is collected and the drillers can start.
  • The families are guided during one year in expanding their business.

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