Conclusion of Siyabu Village Water Project – Malawi

This project has been completed under the direction of Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Mike Buckler and Village X.

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

Mike Reports:

Using funds from Water Charity, EZ Borehole Drillers drilled a borehole at Siyabu Village – Malawi, starting on November 24, 2015, and finishing on December 1, 2015. The borehole was drilled to a depth of 42 meters, where EZ found 3 meters of static water. 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 December 10, 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 and video below), serving 104 households and 512 people. The borehole has a one-year guarantee against equipment malfunctions and other failures to harness clean water from the underlying aquifer.

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


The original water source for Siyabu Village:

These are only a selection of the dozens of pictures taken before, during and after this borehole project.  A large collection of pictures and video is being amassed. We would like to thank Michael once again for executing such a fine project, number 6 in our ongoing Malawi Borehole Program.  The totality of the photos and video created in the program will eventually be made available via a dropbox on the program page.  Anyone who wants to contribute to this work should consider donating via the button on said program page.