Pilot: 6 boreholes


Several villages in Matabeleland

number of people to benefit


project description

Pilot project for rehabilitating six poorly or non-functioning boreholes.

Pilot: 6 boreholes

Due to the coronavirus, we were unable to travel to Zimbabwe in 2020. While we normally pay a visit to the requesting party to assess the need and added value, in order to make an informed decision, in 2020 we had to rely upon our local contacts in Zimbabwe. Among others, this has shown us the value of rehabilitating non-functioning boreholes. In a certain sense, their need and added value have already been determined in the past. This eliminates the need for us to do so ourselves.

Mpilo Foundation would like to set up a pilot project for rehabilition of six boreholes. The villages where the boreholes are located are Mgandani, Edwaleni, Custone, Makondo, Mitsho and Redwood Village. The number of villagers combined is about 1800.


This project has been successfully been completed in February and March of 2021, thanks to the work of Gift Sanyamahwe and Belinda Malandu. Most rehabilitions went according to plan and without any problems. Driving to Mgandani Village, however, the truck became stuck due to heavy rainfall earlier. Being unable to reach the village, the rehabilition was carried out by the local pump minder. However, on visiting the village a couple of days later, the pump turned out not to work and it had to be reinstalled. Reinstallation was successful. All rehabilitations from this project have been carried out within two weeks, making it a great success, In total, six pumps have been rehabilitated.

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