Think globally. Act locally. Simple, and It still makes sense.
Globally, 2 billion people continue to lack access to clean and safe water, and In rural Zambia, 42% of households lack access to a safe water source. We can’t solve the problem globally, but realized we could do so locally.
The areas served by Makolekole were previously neglected due to the difficulty of the drilling conditions, the remoteness, and the challenging alluvial geology, which can only be drilled with specialized equipment.
Although larger NGOs that use more traditional rigs for drilling are making headway to improve overall WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) in many parts of Zambia, very rural and hard-to-reach locations, such as the villages in the Luangwa Valley, have not been targeted for support. Without an operation such as Makolekole, led by locals who care deeply about their community and are equipped with a lightweight, easy-to-transport rig operated by a local team of experienced drillers, these more remote villages might never have access to water.