Villagers at the well
Conclusion of Kazembe Village Well Project – Malawi

Conclusion of Kazembe Village Well Project – Malawi

This project has been completed under the direction of Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Michael Buckler.

To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

We would like to thank Michael and Village X for once again for executing such a fine project.

A Summary of Mike’s Report:

Using funds from Water Charity, EZ Borehole Drillers drilled a borehole at Kazembe Village, Malawi, starting on Saturday, September 26, 2015, and finishing on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. The borehole was drilled to a depth of 30 meters, where EZ found 4 meters of static water (same as Bakili, which makes sense given their proximity). The water was tested and declared clean for drinking purposes.

EZ Borehole installed a standard metal pump mechanism, a cement foundation to protect the pump mechanism, and a cement spillway to channel excess water. On Friday, October 9, 2015, after letting the cement around the borehole dry and harden, the community and Village X Country Representative, Myson Jambo, gathered to open the well. 

The well is in use by the community (see pictures below), serving 179 households and 704 people. The borehole has a one-year guarantee against equipment malfunctions and other failures to harness clean water from the underlying acquirer.

The Malawi Borehole Program’s fifth project is complete. Thank you!

Mike