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 wants to expand his welding business by making rope pumps and sell them to his community. Joseph is very happy that Jacana wants to train and guide him in this process. For this training and guidance Jacana asks a small financial contribution from you.
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Expert Henk Holtslag

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

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Guiding & Monitoring data

April 2017 

Due to his good performance Joseph was chosen by Jacana to fabricate working tools for drillers.

Joseph making drill sets

Joseph making drill sets

March  2017

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.

  • Auger
  • Soil punch
  • Bailer (Mzuzu type)
  • EMAS pump
  • Rope pump Model 1 and Model 4
Welder-workshop director

Joseph finished his first rope pump

Joseph Kabwe during the business trainingJoseph started his metal fabrication workshop in 2010. His workshop is located in town area of Chipata. Joseph fabricates gates, window frames, door frames and many other items including bending machines. He has vast experience in welding and has managed to provide employment to 6 people from within Chipata. During the Jacana basic training he showed high level of motivation, perseverance and enthusiasm.

At this moment he wants to expand his business by making rope pumps which he thinks is ideal to withstand water challenges in his community. According to him the rope pump will enable the communities within Chipata to have access to an improved low cost water source. Joseph has enormous hidden capacities which Jacana wants to reveal. Therefore Jacana wants to train Joseph technically on how to make rope pumps and install them in his community. To be able to train him we need your financial help. Every small amount is more than welcome.

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Joseph Kabwe owns metal fabrication workshop in Kapata area within Chipata town and he has managed to provide employment for 6 people within the area. He is married and has two children.

Joseph's family

 

 

Pump Construction service provider, business plan

PROBLEMinfo

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.

SOLUTIONinfo

Supply affordable pumps to farmers.

Supply pumps with year round functionality.

Installation of  pumps at the location of the customer’s choice

UNIQUE VALUE PROPOSITIONinfo

Simple, Market based, Affordable and Repairable technologies

COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGEinfo

Official training and recognition

CUSTOMER

Farmers

EARLY ADOPTERS

Farmers who already accessing my services.

KEY METRICSinfo

Increase in demand for services, new faces and profit

CHANNELSinfo

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

MOST CRITICAL ASSUMPTIONinfo

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

TESTinfo

I will make 2 pumps and install one, then ask the farmers if they like them and find out if they are willing to buy in the future:  GO: if 2 out of 4 wants to buy them then I proceed.

 

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.

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