Welder, Joseph Kabwe
Joseph Kabwe is a hardworking and visionary welder who has managed to grow from the scratch to the level where he provides employment to 6 fellow Zambians. Joseph expanded his metal workshop by making machines, borehole drilling equipment and rope pumps for pumping water. He sells, install and maintenance pumps for his community. Manual drillers buy drilling equipment from him. Joseph is very happy that Jacana trained and guides him in this process.
Alliford Phiri installed a pump on an open well of Tabhita Mbewe. Joseph produced the pump.
Together with Francisco, Andre drilled a borehole and installed a pump at Grace Nkoma’s house. The pump was produced by Joseph.
Together with Erasmus, Francisco and Andrew, Obuloni drilled a borehole and installed a pump at Andrew Zulu’s house in Mkwekwe. Andrew will use the pump for marketing purposes and he will use the water for his household and the neighbours will also use the water for household use. Joseph produced the pump.
Together with Erasmus, Francisco and Andrew, Obuloni drilled a borehole and installed a pump at Paul Zulu’s house in Mkwekwe. Joseph produced the pump.
Michael installed a pump on a well of Isaac and Tabhita. Joseph produced the pump.
Moses and Hastings drilled three boreholes in Southern Province, at Rangoon Island in Kafue river. They had to transport all the materials by a small boot to the Island. The pumps produced by Gideon Phiri and Joseph Kabwe
Joseph produced three pumps for the drillers training of June The pumps was used to teach pump installation. One pump went to Charity Milimo. She had an open unprotected well and the driller could learn how to install a pump on an open well.
Joseph produced a pump for a private customer: Masiye Women group. The borehole was drilled and a pump was installed by Hillary Phiri and Moses Banda.
Edward drilled a borehole and installed a pump at Reuben Chulu’s house. Joseph made the pump.
Joseph produced the pump for Bridget Chilwa. Hillary and Edward installed the pump on an open well.
Joseph made a pump for private customer Bridgit Kabwe. Hillary Phiri deepend the well and installed the pump. Brigit was not sponsored (Self-supply).
Hillary Phiri installed a pump at private customer Neria Nyoni who is from his own village (Feni sub-centre). Joseph Kabwe made the pump. Neria Nyoni paid for the pump and installation, she was not sponsored (Self-supply).
Joseph made a pump for farmer Frank Sakala. This pump was fully paid for by the customer (Self-supply).
Joseph made a pump for farmer Kelvin Magawa.
Joseph completed 5 pumps for his stock and and display and sold 1 pump to a private person.
During pump and drillset constructio training, Joseph also paid attatin to what the drillers were doing and he managed to drill a borehole for the private (not-sponsored) customer Brighton Chilwa. It was a challange he said and “I have learned a lot”. Drilling is not easy as it looks.
The borehole is 12 meter deep and could not be pumped empty. The water is used currently for building activities. The owner had to buy water from a truck before he had this pump. Buying water for building costs much more than buying this type of pump. After building this water will be used for household and gardening.
Joseph made his first pump at his workshop after the training. The pump was checked and approved and Joseph got materials to make 5 pumps for his stock and display.
Joseph made a pump for driller Micheal Soko.
Due to his good performance Joseph was chosen by Jacana to fabricate working tools for drillers.
Joseph had participated in the 3 weeks technical training conducted by Jacana. During the training his performance and level of participation was great. He can now produce the following technologies.
- Soil punch
- Bailer (Mzuzu type)
- EMAS pump
- Rope pump Model 1 and Model 4
Joseph attended the business and technical training in March 2017.
Pump Construction service provider, business plan
Jacana will support Joseph in:
- Providing technical training in pump construction and installation.
- Provision of initial tools and materials for few pumps.
- Guidance in book keeping and financial management.
This is part of a bigger project, sponsored by Aqua for All.