SHIPO Tube Well Drilling

Southern Highlands Participatory Organisation (SHIPO)

Southern Highlands Participatory Organisation (SHIPO) Tube Well drilling is a manual drilling technique that combines percussion, sludging and jetting.

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Product description Brand name and product description

SHIPO Tube Well Drilling is a labor-intensive baptist drilling technique combining percussion, sludging and jetting techniques. It is supported and operated by a local Tanzanian NGO called Southern Highlands Participatory Organisation (SHIPO). To date, 300 wells up to the depth of 45 m have been dug by applying this method, which is further combined with locally produced rope pumps. SHIPO claims to be cheaper than traditional and machinery methods of borehole drilling because it can be operated by local people and the materials for the manual drilling and rope pumps can be acquired locally.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

This product is currently being distributed in Tanzania and Malawi. However, SHIPO is aiming to also distribute the product in countries like Angola, Burkina Faso, Congo, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

This product is being implemented by the Southern Highlands Participatory Organisation (SHIPO), a Tanzanian Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) based in Njombe, Tanzania.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

The cost of a complete SHIPO drill set to drill holes up to 40 meters deep is 500 USD. The cost of a hand-drilled well and a pump can go up to 1,500 USD for a community of 150 people.

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

This solution competes with other diesel-powered portable drill rigs or manual drilling solutions available in the market such as the diesel-powered portable drill rigs and Village Drill.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

This technology is suitable for communities or self-supply wells at the family level.

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