Self supply local produced boreholes and handpumps

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People buy their own hand pump and borehole after an initially sponsored program that funded:

  • Training of entrepreneurs in production and implementation.
  • Guiding of entrepreneurs.
  • Initial sponsoring of a limited number of products.
  • Monitoring quality and costs.
  • Capacitating entrepreneurs in marketing and or management.
  • Provide initial fund for micro-credit in rural areas.
  • Establish training centre to spread the experience.


Professionalizing Manual Drilling in Africa

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Reducing the cost of boreholes four-fold would enable more wells to be drilled for the same investment. This can be achieved by developing professional manual drilling sector in Africa. Low-cost manual drilling has already demonstrated its effectiveness in Asia, Africa and Latin America as a means of increasing the availability of potable water. When there are substantial populations in areas with hydrogeology that is favorable for manual drilling, then the investment in developing a professionalized manual drilling sector is recommended.