The Village Drill can be set up in the field in less than two hours, and its assembly was particularly quick during a demonstration at the Salt Lake Home Expo in Utah.
You can watch a 50-second time-lapse video featuring operations director Mike Anderson and the WHOlives team as they assemble the innovative drill.
Mike will be showcasing this technology at the AidEx Nairobi conference, which is scheduled for June 14 and 15, 2023. This event is focused on aid and development in Africa.
Unlike large drilling rigs that cannot travel off improved roads, our drill can reach the villages with the most urgent water needs.
The Village Drill is designed to fit in the back of a small truck and is constructed using U.S. steel. It is playing a significant role in addressing the global water crisis. According to the World Health Organization, 2.2 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water services.
WHOlives, the organization behind the Village Drill, has a unique approach to project funding. Instead of simply giving away drills or wells like many NGOs, WHOlives coordinates financing for drill crews and communities in need, ensuring that everyone benefits.