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.
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.
Edward drilled a borehole and installed a pump at Reuben Chulu’s house. Joseph made the pump.
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 Kabwe is married and has two children. Joseph 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.
Pump Construction service provider, 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 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.
The following donors made it possible for Joseph to follow the business training and the three week technical training. Jacana will guide him for two year.