Well digger & brick maker, Moses and Osward
Well digger and brick maker, Osward Mwanza and Moses Banda, have seen the need for water in their area and want to learn manual borehole drilling and construction of good quality pumps with local materials.
Moses drilled a borehole for a private customer Mr. Tembo and installed a pump. The pump was produced by Gideon.
Moses drilled a borehole for a private customer, Frans. This customer wants to use the borehole for a submersible pump to pump water into a fish pond.
Hillary and Osward drilled a borehole for a private customer Mr. Kasama. Gideon 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.
Moses Banda deepened a well for Konkomala community and installed his own produced pump.
Moses Banda drilled a borehole for a private customer, Mrs. Jere Mwanza. He also produced the pump.
Moses Banda drilled a borehole for Simeon Banda and installed his own produced pump.
Moses Banda drilled a borehole and installed a pump for a private customer, Mr. Sakala. The borehole will be used for a submersible pump.
Moses drilled a borehole for a private customer, Mr. Sakala. Gideon produced the pump.
Osward drilled a borehole for Clement Soko and Gideon produced the pump.
Moses Banda installed a pump at farmer Blackson Tembo.
Osward Mwanza installed a pump on an open well for Mr. Kanyama P. Tembo. Moses Mawele produced the pump..
Osward and Moses were assistant trainers during the three week technical training of 6 new drillers. Laban Kaduma (Tanzania) and Elias Muzamala (Malawi, CCAP SMART centre) were the trainers. The two performed well and motivated the participants.
Moses installed a pump on an existing well for a private customer, Mr. Simwanza. He also produced the pump by himself.
Joseph Kabwe produced a pump for a private customer: Masiye Women group. The borehole was drilled and a pump was installed by Hillary Phiri and and Moses Banda.
Moses produced a pump for Theressa Mbazima’s house. Edward Tembo and Michael Soko deepened a borehole a intstalled a pump
Michael Soko and Moses Banda drilled two private boreholes in Lundazi District. One borehole for a family and one for a village. The pumps were made by Gideon Phiri.
Moses Banda and Micheal Soko drilled a borehole at Stelia Tembo.
Osward Mwanza and his drilling team just completed a borehole at Aseli. The borehole had initially given them challenges due to rocks in the area. They relocated into different areas until they found this possible and drillable area. Sometimes manual drilling has a lot to expect than many think. You might be required to shift to places before you can finally succeed with a borehole. The pump is produced by Gideon Phiri
Moses Banda, Michael Soko, and Edward Tembo drilled a borehole and installed a pump at Pickson Nyirenda’s house. Gideon Phiri produced the pump.
Moses Banda and Michael Soko drilled the first borehole outside Chipata district in a small town called Lundazi two hours drive from Chipata. The customer Mulabizi Nyimbili is a headteacher and gave the borehole as a Chrismas 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. The pump was made by Gideon Phiri, who also took care of customer relation.
Moses Banda made the pump and drilled a borehole together with Micheal Soko at beekeeper Maria Ngoma.
The well at farmer Loki Lungu could not be deepend. There where too many hard rocks. So Osward Mwanza drilled a new borehole, installed a pump (made by Gidoen Phiri) and made a ground water recharge system for the old dry well.
Moses Banda, Michael Soko and Edward Tembo 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. The pump was made by welder George Chulu.
Moses Banda made the pump for farmer Elina Zulu. Steven Zulu and Hastings Mbewe installed it. They also made a ground water recharge system for her. It will catch a lot of water this raining season.
Osward wrote two quotations for two Self-supply clients. Moses also wrote two quotations for two potential clients. But Osward and Moses most likely have to wait because currently these customers are waiting for the goverment to pay for their maize. That money will be spend on pumps. Zambian goverment buys maize but pays later.
Osward drilled a new borehole at the garden of Chief Misholo and installed a pump.
Osward and Moses decided to start their own companies. Osward is concentrating on drilling and Moses on production of pumps.
Osward, Moses and a other welders and drillers attended the Agri Pro Focus Conference and advised farmers about manual drilling and the rope pump. Many farmers showed interest and together with Pious from Jacana they went to some potential clients.
Moses made a pump for at their workshop and installed it on the borehole that Osward dilled.
Osward drilled at Bernadette’s place high in the mountain where no truck or heavy drilling machine can come.
Moses installed a pump on an existing well at Chief Chinyaku.
Rik is helping the team with weekly planning and bookkeeping.
Osward drilled a bore hole at their workshop going 21 meters deep.
Moses made 5 pumps for stock and display for their company.
Drillers deepened the well of Mr Malambo during training (in March) and Moses Banda made and installed the pump.
Osward and Moses drilled at the house of Moses Banda and learned a lot on drilling it sandy layers.
They drilled at Mr. Chimbwe’s plot just on the Great East road, where soil was hard and rocks had to be broken.
Both pumps were installed and checked by Jacana SMART center and approved. You can find them on the map at https://jacana.help/mwater
Moses and Osward build their own workshop from scratch using their own brick of course.
Moses had produced his first pump and when Jacana inspected this pump it was to the standard the quality. Osward and Moses built their new workshop.
Moses participated as welder in the three weeks technical training and Moses was eager to learn and humble enough to ask questions in the end he successfully acquired skills in fabrication of the following technologies:
- Auger production
- Soil punch production
- Bailer production (Mzuzu type)
- EMAS pump production
- Rope pump Model 1 and Model 4 production
Osward also participated in the 3 weeks Jacana’s technical training but as a driller, his input was great. He displayed unwavering passion for his job and has acquired adequate drilling skills in the following technologies:
- Soil punching
- Mzuzu drilling with chisel, open and closed bailers
- Drilling using Jetting
- Drilling by Sledging
- Bapthist drilling (percussion)
- Corbel, open well covering
Osward and Moses made a borehole at Joseph Kabwe as experiment for the SMART Centre tot test technology and soil conditions. The borehole produces a enhough water and we learned a lot.
Without climbing inside, Osward & Moses made their well 4 meters deeper using 4″ casing and the Mzuzu drilling method. The well has now 5 meters of water (which could not be possible by digging). It’s private owned but shared with at least 49 community members.
Moses and Osward drilled with two other drillers two boreholes. They constructed the apron and installed the rope pumps. One pump is installed at Jacana demonstration plot and the other at a farmers plot.
The also started drilling a borehole at a mushroom cultivators business. Unfortunately they only could go up to 9 meters and no water was found. After March when Osward and Moses are trained in the SHIPO drilling method, which goes up to 40 meter deep, they will drill deeper and install the pump.
Moses and Osward have a brick making business together. Moses was also welder in the past. The want to expand their business by drilling boreholes and installation of pumps and production of pumps. Therefore they both attended a business training and the technical training in March 2017.
Manual borehole drilling & pump production, business plan
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Jacana SMART Centre will:
- Train Osward and Mozes in manual drilling techniques (up to 40 meters deep)
- Train them in Rope pump and EMAS pump production and installation
- Train them in construction of ground water recharge systems
- Since Mozes and Osward are willing to take a risk with these new technologies, Jacana wants to provide not only training and guidance, but also part of the initial tools and materials for a few pumps on display at their workshop
- Guide them for 1 year and provide quality controle
The borehole with pump for Moses was donated by Solidariteitsfonds Keizersgrachtkerk. The borehole with pump for Osward was donated by Castricum helpt Muttathara.
This all part of a bigger project, sponsored by Wilde Ganzen and Aqua for All.