SHIPO Tube Well Drilling

Southern Highlands Participatory Organisation (SHIPO)

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Product description Brand name and product description

Southern Highlands Participatory Organisation (SHIPO) is a manual drilling service and training provider. The SHIPO Tube Well Drilling methodology is a variant of the Baptist method which combines percussion, sludging and jetting depending on regional soil conditions to create boreholes for accessing groundwater. SHIPO aims to reduce costs with a do-it-yourself alternative to costly drilling rigs via reliable training, appropriate equipment, and drilling work to its customers. The aim of manual drilling is self-supply so that families can increase income through water for animals, irrigation etc.

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

Tanzania and Malawi primarily for borehole drilling. The training center also has customers in: Angola, Burkina Faso, Congo, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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

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 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.

Diesel powered portable drill rigs, Village Drill, Hand digging

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service
Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Village communities of approximately 250 people who need water for drinking water, sanitation, irrigation and livestock. This technology is suitable for communal wells or for self-supply wells at the family level.

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