Metal fabricator, Moses Mawele

Moses Mawele is a hard working welder who has inspired many other Zambians to escape poverty. Now he wants to expand his welding business and he is very happy that Jacana guides him in pump production. 


Expert Henk Holtslag

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

Henk Holtslag

Moses Mawele's family

Moses and his wife and two of his children

Moses is a welder by profession. He is married and has five children.

Moses during training

Moses during the business training

Moses started his Metal fabrication company years ago called Stance Construction. The company is located in town area of Chipata and he has two people working for him. Moses fabricates gates, doors, window frames, oxcarts and many other items.

At this moment he wants to expand his business by making rope pumps and sell them to his community.

Moses attended the business and the technical training in March 2017


Moses stopped making rope pumps

July 2018

Moses had some private issues and that is why he could not produce pumps between January and June 2018. But now he is back again and he produced the pump for a private customer. Osward Mwanza installed the pump.

Chadiza pump

Private pump on an open well

January 2018

Moses Mawele made the pump for the pre-school of Petronell Kuwenda. Edward Tembo and his helper Moses installed the pump.

Petronella's Pump and her father Joseph

Petronella’s Pump and her father Joseph

September 2017

Moses Mawele made a pump for farmer Jame Mbewe.

Pump Installed at James Mbewe

August  2017

Moses Mawele made a pump for farmer Uvere’Gapi Jere.

Pump at Uveren'Gapi

Pump Installed

Moses Mawele made a pump for deaf farmer Joshua Tembo.

Pump at Joshua Tembo's farm

Pump Installed at Joshua’s farm

Moses Mawele made a pump for farmer Bernadette Mvula and safed many pigs this way.

Pump at Bernadette Mvula

Pump at Bernadette Mvula

Moses Mawele made a pump for brick maker Thomas Phiri.

Pump at Thomas Phiri

Pump at Thomas Phiri

July  2017

Moses completed 5 pumps for his stock and display and sold one pump a week later.

Pumps for Stock and Display

Pumps for Stock and Display

April  2017

Moses made his first pump after the training in his own workshop. The pump was checked and approved. Jacana SMART Centre provided materials to make 5 more pumps for stock and display.

March  2017

Moses has been a hardworking welder during the training he exhibited a good character and potential to learn. He has acquired new skill in the fabrication of the following technologies:

  • Auger
  • Soil punch
  • Bailer (Mzuzu type)
  • EMAS pump
  • Rope pump Model 1 and Model 4
Metal Fabricator

Moses working at his first rope pump

Rope pump construction service provider, business plan-Moses Mawele


Local communities  cannot find  improved water sources

Local community cannot find the water pumps that would be easily reparable and affordable.

Local community cannot find water pumps and pots nearby


Durable and affordable pumps in stock

Pumps with year round functionality

Pumps can be installed within locality


Simple Market based, affordable and reparable technologies


Official training and recognition


Local community


Who already coming to by from our workshop


Increase in demand for services, new faces and profit


Word of mouth, phone calls, radio and t.v


I assume that local communities will like the durable and affordable rope pumps and that they will buy them in the future from my workshop


I will make 2 pumps and install one, then ask five house holds if they like them and are willing to buy them in . GO if 2 out of 5 wants to buy them then I proceed

Jacana will support Moses in:

  • Providing technical Training in pump construction and pump installation.
  • Provision of initial tools and materials for few pumps.
  • Guidance in book keeping and financial management.
The business training, the three weeks technical training and guidance of Moses is donated by:


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