The Village Drill is a low-tech, high impact manual drill that can reach water 280 feet underground. The drill is manually powered, employing a team of five local entrepreneurs who source villages, schools and other community groups that need access to safe drinking water. One drill team can build 20-40 wells every year, and the entire project was created on a microfinance platform to ensure sustainability.
VILLAGE DRILL EXPLAINED
John Renouard, the leader behind the drill, breaks it down for us in this interview. John’s organization, WHOlives, is committed to providing health and opportunity through better access to safe water in the developing world.
We are very excited to launch our own Village Drill program, together with World Thirst, in Ghana in Summer 2015!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
A drill gets funded and shipped overseas.
A local team is trained to start drilling wells for those in need.
Thousands get new access to safe water every year.
A sustainable model keeps the project profitable!
Make it Rain!
To bring the Village Drill team to your community, or to fund a water project, please click below.