The Village Drill

WHOlives.org and A Better Drill Inc.

The Village Drill is a human-powered drill for installing boreholes in remote locations.

Product description Brand name and product description

The Village Drill is a human-powered drill designed for drilling boreholes to create access to water in rural low-income communities. The Village Drill can create boreholes up to 20 cm diameters and 90 meters deep, and can easily be disassembled for transport and re-use.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)
Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

The Village Drill technology is distributed through WHOlives.org and A Better Drill Inc. Implementing organizations include World Vision, Samaritan Purse, Rotary International etc.

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

22500 USD excluding tax and shipping charges

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

Diesel powered portable drill rigs, Hand digging, Eijkelkamp hand-auger drill kits

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)

Village communities, schools, religious institutions, NGOs, entrepreneurs and health clinics without access to safe water.

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