Welder, George Chulu
George Chulu has vast experience in welding, besides that he trains other welders in the similar field and he is a model to many Zambians. He wants to expand his welding business by making rope pumps and oxcarts. George is very happy that Jacana wants to provide him with technical training and guidance. For this training and guidance Jacana asks a small financial contribution from you.
€ 1,680 raised now, still € 320 of € 2,000 needed.
Mr George Chulu made the pump that Hastings and Steven installed at their private customer from Katete which is about 86 kilometers from Chipata. The customer is happy that his pump is operative and professionally made.
George Chulu made the pump for farmer Stephen Tembo, his wife and their neighbours. Steven Zulu and Hastings Mbewe made a new borehole on top of the hill near to the house and far from the toilet from Stephen Tembo. Mrs. Tembo has difficulties walking and is very happy with this new water source. Since the pump is on top of the hill, is easy to irrigate his garden which is downhill.
George Chulu made the pump for beekeeper Chrispin Daka. Michael Soko, Edward Tembo and Moses Banda drilled a borehole at beekeeper Chrispin Daka. The first attempt failed, but the team did not give up and the second attempt was successful. They even made a ground water recharge system next to the borehole.
George Chulu made the pump for beeekeeper Bandson Tembo. Hastings Mbewe and Steven Zulu had to work during the night to complete the pump installation. Reason for that was that one of the pvc pipes had a slightly different dimension and had to be changed in town. But in the end everybody was happy and there was a lot of clean water.
George made a pump for Mr. Simbani.
George made his first six pumps as display models and stock. He sold two of them and made two new once immediately after selling them to replenish his stock. Good work George!
George made his first pump at his own workshop and the quality is good. At the front in the picture is his “golden model” which he made under supervision of the trainers and behind is his first -unpainted- copy.
During Jacana’s 3 weeks technical training for the selected entrepreneurs in the water sector George was a good time manager. He paid adequate attention to the instructors and could easily comprehend and grasp concepts. As a competent welder he successfully acquired skills in fabrication of the following technologies:
- Soil punch
- Bailer (Mzuzu type)
- EMAS pump
- Rope pump Model 1 and Model 4
George runs a welding workshop in Kapata area of Chipata town for more than 10 year. During his service George had the opportunity to train students from Government institutions. His quality delivery has enabled him to get contracts and assignments from Government and nongovernmental organisations. During the Jacana basic training he exhibited motivation, perseverance and eagerness to learn. At this moment he wants to expand his business by making rope pumps and oxcarts.
Jacana believes that George has the potential to become a great entrepreneur and serve as a role model for fellow Zambians. Therefore Jacana wants to train George technically on how to make rope pumps. To be able to train George we need your financial help. Every small amount is more than welcome.
Thank you on behalf of George Chulu!
George is a long time welder with enormous experience and has trained many junior welders.
pictures yet to come
Borehole Welder service provider, business plan
Farmers cannot find affordable water sources for diversity in seasons.
Farmers cannot find pumps that are easily repairable but durable.
Farmers cannot find water sources that are reliable for live stock.
Affordable and durable pumps available at the workshop.
Spare parts available and guarantee service on.
Great pumps with long lasting quality available here.
Reliable and quality service delivery
Official trained and recognized by local authority
Farmers who are already buying from me.
Getting more phone calls and orders. More than 5 per day. Increase in sales.
Friends, word of mouth, radio and t.v
I think that farmers will like the affordable and durable pumps and that they will buy them in the future.
Make two for display at my workshop and install one at home and ask GO: If 5 out of 10 want pumps then it is a GO
farmers if they like it and are willing to buy it in future.
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Jacana will support George in:
- Providing technical Training in manual drilling
- Provision of initial tools and materials for few pumps
- Guidance in book keeping and financial management.