Pump producer, Gideon Phiri
Gideon is working hard to take care of his family and survive the economical challenges as an entrepreneur. He is an inspiration to many in Chipata. Now he is expanding his welding business by making water pumps, more specific rope pumps and sells them to his community. Gidoen also does pump installation on open wells and improved water quality for his community. Gideon provides 2 months warranty, after that he repairs pump for very reasonable cost as pump mending service. He is very happy that Jacana guides him in this process.
Gideon produced the pump for a customer in Mfuwe. Hastings Mbewe drilled the borehole and installed the pump. The pump is used for rearing chicken.
Gideon produced and installed a pump on an open well for a private customer, the headman from Begere village.
Edward deepened a well and installed a pump for Sofia Lungu. The pump was made by Gideon.
Gideon produced the pump for driller Erasmus Zulu. Erasmus, Obuloni, Andrew and Francisco have drilled the borehole at the house of Erasmus. The pump serves 15 families and is meant for marketing purposes for driller Erasmus
Gideon had installed a pump on an open well for a private customer Mr. Mkakwa.
Michael Soko installed a pump on a manually drilled borehole at Mary Phiri’s farm and he constructed a water tank for irrigation purposes. The pump was produced by Gideon Phiri.
Gideon produced a pump for Pickson Nyirenda.
Gideon got a private customer and manged to install a pump at Beater Phiri along great east Road. Really Self-supply is working.
Another pump installed at Aseli in Misholo by Osward and his drilling team, was made by Gideon Phiri.
Gideon Made the pump installed at Beauty Nyambose’s Farm.
Gideon Phiri found the first customer outside Chipata district. He made the pump and did the customer relations. Michael Soko and Moses Banda drilled the borehole in a small town called Lundazi two hours drive from Chipata. The customer Mulabizi Nyimbili is a headteacher and gave the borehole as a Christmas present to his parents. The customer paid for the entire operation, there was no sponsorship involved and the family is happy with the water which is a challenge is Lundazi.
Gideon sold and installed a pump at Mr Peter Mwansa who paid fully for the pump (self-supply).
Gideon made the pump for private customer Singi Munalula who fully paid (Self-supply) for the work and the pump (no sponsorship). Micheal Soko, Edward Tembo and Hillary Phiri deepened a well and installed it.
Gideon made a pump for Chief Misholo.
Gideon completed five pumps for stock and display.
Immediately after the stock was ready, Gideon sold two of them to customers who did not need sponsorship. He is making two new pumps to replenish his stock.
Gideon made a pump for Rabson Chibwe.
A demonstration pump was installed at Gideon’s workshop just next to the main road. This pump is only for demonstration and it attracks lots of potential customers.
Gideon made a pump for driller Hastings Mbewe.
Gidoen made his first pump at his workshop after the training. The quality was checked and good enhough.
Jacana SMART Centre provided materials to make 5 more pumps for his stock and display.
Gideon made a pump for driller Edward Tembo.
Due to his quality work Gideon was chosen by Jacana to fabricate drilling equipments for drillers.
Among the welders trained Gideon was one of the quick learners, focused and determined. In the middle of the training he was chosen to represent fellow welders and drillers at the farmer’s field day. It was a wonderful experience and his marketing skills are good. Gideon has acquired adequate skills in the production of the following technologies:
- Soil punch
- Bailer (Mzuzu type)
- EMAS pump
- Rope pump Model 1 and Model 4
Gideon runs a welding company called Gideon welding.The company is located along the Great North Road to Lusaka in Chipata. He is married and has four children and six others depending on him. He is expanding his business by making rope pumps.
Gideon followed the business and technical training in March 2017.
Rope pump construction services- business plan
Farmers cannot find a supplier with affordable and durable water pumps
Farmers cannot find the water pumps that deliver water all year round.
Farmers cannot find water pumps that are near to their farms.
Supply affordable pumps to farmers.
Supply pumps with year round functionality.
Installation of pumps at the location of the customer’s choice
Simple, Market based, Affordable and Repairable technologies
Official training and recognition
Farmers who already accessing my services.
Increase in demand for services, new faces and profit
Word of mouth, phone calls, radio and t.v
I assume that farmers 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 the farmers if they like them GO: if 2 out of 4 wants to buy them then I proceed
and are willing to buy them.
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Jacana will support Gideon in:
- Providing technical training in pump construction and pump installation.
- Provision of initial tools and materials for few pumps and marketing.
- Guidance in book keeping and financial management.
A borehole with pump was donated by Hofstee Stichting.
This is part of a bigger project, sponsored by Aqua for All.
Gideon sees the water challenges of his community members as a motivation for his rope pump making idea. Jacana believes that Gideon has the potential to become a great entrepreneur and serve as a role model for fellow Zambians. Therefore Jacana wants to train Gideon technically on how to make rope pumps and market them in his community. To be able to train Gideon we need your financial help. Every small amount is more than welcome.
Thank you on behalf of Gideon!