Well digger, Hillary Phiri

Hillary is on the right track to inspire many other Zambians to escape poverty. Now he wants to expand his well digging business. He is very happy that Jacana wants to guide him in this process. For this guidance Jacana asks a small financial contribution from you.

€ 80 raised now, still € 1,920 of € 2,000 needed.

  • 4%

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Terms & conditions

Expert Henk Holtslag

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

Henk Holtslag

Guiding & Monitoring data

May  2017

Hillary drilled 4 boreholes and installed rope pumps this month together with his colleagues. One of them was at his own house.

Drilling and Pump Hillary

Drilling and Pump Hillary

Drilling and Pump Edward

Drilling and Pump Edward

Drilling and Pump Micheal

Drilling and Pump Micheal

Drilling and Pump Hastings

Drilling and Pump Hastings

April 2017

Welder Boston and driller Hillary made their first borehole for a fully paying customer.

Boston and Hillary's 1st Self-supply pump

Boston and Hillary’s 1st Self-supply pump

March  2017

Hillary Participated in the three weeks technical training conducted by Jacana. During the training Hillary was hardworking and paying attention to details. He acquired technical drilling skills in the following technologies.

  • Auguring
  • Soil punching
  • Mzuzu drilling with chisel, open and closed bailers
  • Drilling using Jetting
  • Drilling by Sledging
  • Bapthist drilling (percussion)
  • Corbel, open well covering

    Hillary is drilling

Hillary in trainingHillary has been in the business of well digging since 2007 in his village under paramount chief Mpezeni of the Ngoni people. Through this business he has bought a plot and is currently constructing a shop. Hillary attended Jacana’s basic business training for 3 days. During the training he exhibited perseverance and eagerness to learn. Jacana believes Hillary has the hidden potentialities that would be good to bring out.

For this reason, Jacana has selected Hillary for the technical training in manual drilling of boreholes and pump installation. The indication is that Hillary will improve the water services to his community and serve as a role model for others in the chiefdom.

In order for Jacana to train him technically and provide the necessary equipments we need your financial help. Every small amount is more than welcome.

Simply fill in (above) any amount you can afford.Thank you on behalf of Hillary!

Simply fill in the amount above.

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Hillary Phiri is a Well digger from Luangeni Sub-center. He has been working in almost all corners of Chief Mpezeni’s area. He has a wife and four children.

Family of Hillary

Manual Drilling service provider, business plan


Live stock Farmers cannot find reliable water sources that will prevent there animals from dying.

Live stock farmers cannot find nearby water sources for their animals.

Live stock farmers cannot find water sources that would go year round.


Reliable,affordable and durable pumps, providing water all year round are available at the workshop.


Simple, Market based Affordable and Repairable technologies available here.


Existing network


Live stock farmers.


Farmers who are already accessing our open well services.


Getting more phone calls and orders.


Friend,word of mouth,radio and T.V


I think that live stock farmers will like my SMART tech services and that they are willing to pay for them in the future.


I will display one pump at my home so that people can see.     GO:  If 2 out of 4 live stock farmers agree then it is a GO

I ask if they want similar pumps for their homes.


Labour for drilling and food K xxx



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Jacana will support Hillary in:

  • Providing technical Training in manual drilling and pump installation.
  • Provision of initial tools and materials for few pumps
  • Guidance in book keeping and financial management.

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