Driller, Obuloni Mwanza

Obuloni Mwansa worked as a well digger for the Chipata water department. Obuloni is used to finding water in difficult areas. He would sometimes even use dynamite to make a well. He wants to expand his well digging business into manual drilling. He is very happy that he could follow the technical training given by Jacana SMART Centre.

Obuloni Mwanza is married and has seven children and five grandchildren. Together with his wife he is farming. In the past Obuloni was working for Chipata water department digging open wells. At the moment there is not much work for him digging open wells, but after the technical training in manual drilling he believes that he can expand his business in drilling boreholes manually.

Obuloni and his wife

Some of these children are Obuloni’s grandchildren.

During the business training, Obuloni showed great interest in how he can expand his farming and drilling business.

Obuloni attending the business training

Guiding & Monitoring data

July/August 2018

Together with Erasmus, Francisco and Andrew he is drilling four boreholes under supervision of a Jacana assistant. They are drilling at their houses. The pumps will be uses for marketing purposes, but of course also used for domestic use by his family and neighboring families.

Obuloni drilling in the village

Shipo drilling in the village

The technical training, borehole and pump was donated by:

Marie-Stella-Maris foundation



Jacana trained Obuloni in manual drilling and rope pump installation. Jacana will guide Obuloni in expanding his business. All the boreholes drilled by Obuloni and the pump installed will get a quality check done by Jacana.

Further will Jacana guide Obuloni in:

  • Bookkeeping
  • Marketing
  • Preparation of contracts

Obuloni got a drilling set with four other manual drillers from Khova Ward.

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