The Village Drill
CREATING ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE FOR INDIVIDUALS AND COMMUNITIES
The Big Lie
There is only one proven way to reduce and eliminate scarce and contaminated water and that is with a drill strong enough to penetrate nearly all substrates and portable enough to be transported manually. The Village Drill does just that.
The big lie that most NGO’s fell victim to is the notion that we could solve the scarce and contaminated water crisis by simply having big trucks drill more wells. Just one of the problems with that idea is, because of the size of these drilling rigs, it is estimated that they could only ever reach 20%-25% of the people in need mainly because 75%-80% of the people in developing countries live off improved roads that are inaccessible to the large drilling rigs.
THE LEADING PIECE OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE FIGHT AGAINST POVERTY.
There are no examples of communities that have eliminated poverty without first solving their scarce and contaminated water issues. By creating access to clean water to literally millions of people we enable prosperity to take hold. Water makes every other humanitarian project better. In most developing regions there is not a lack of water only a lack of access. The Village Drill provides this access.
The Village Drill creates significant social and economic impact; empowering individuals and communities by providing a cost effective method of accessing clean water reserves. Although countless organizations work every day to bring clean water to those that need it, most do so at an incredibly high cost. WHOlives decided that instead of spending millions of your dollars hiring massive drilling rigs to drill for water, that we’d invest in something much more sustainable – humanpower.
CREATING JOBS AND BUSINESSES
Perhaps the Village Drills greatest feature is its ability to be owned, managed and maintained by local entrepreneurs. A Village Drill team is usually operated by teams of about 8 people. The Village Drill has certainly proved to be the best tool to combine enough strength, simplicity and durability to enable local drill teams the ability to run a successful and profitable drilling business.
CREATES ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE
Communities and individuals with water can now grow healthier crops, go to school, and become industries with hours previously spent fetching water.
Two main factors with wells over open water sources is you nearly eliminate malaria because there is not a breeding ground for mosquitoes and two, gastrointestinal diseases can be reduced to nearly zero.
In the face of a natural disaster often the difference between life and death is immediate access to clean water. The Village Drill can quickly create or rebuild destroyed water points.
CREATES SUSTAINABLE JOBS
The Low cost and robust nature of the Village Drill allows entrepreneurs to create a viable drilling business that was nearly impossible with other manual drilling methods.
INCREASES SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
When girls are not fetching water during the day they can attend school. When they have water to help them stay clean during their menstrual cycles they stay in school and do not drop out.
The lack of toilets is in direct proportion to the lack of water. If you introduce water you can now introduce effective sanitation controls.
INCREASES FARMING YIELDS
With water and irrigation you will increase yields and be able to have an additional growing season during the normally dry months.
TRANSPORTATION & OPERATION
It can access communities that most drilling rigs cannot reach. The Village Drill can be driven by truck and then hand carried to its final destination.
ENGINEERED TO DRILL UP TO 90 METERS (270FT)
The Village Drill in one of the few and certainly the fastest manual drilling method. In soils and clays the Village Drill can drill up to 45 meters a day. The Village Drill comes with 50 meters of drill string. The average drill depth is 42 meters.