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About Us

Makolekole is dedicated to improving access to clean water for people living in the Luangwa Valley region of Zambia. We empower people to strengthen their communities and realize their potential.


We are the only ones who do what we do

Makolekole and Makolekole USA (MUSA) work towards the goal of constructing 500 boreholes in this underserved region.

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.

And what we do matters

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, which is 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.

Makolekole USA

In 2022, a group of friends who wanted to support Makolekole in a more meaningful way decided to form Makolekole USA (MUSA), a registered 501c(3)—the formation of the non-profit opened the doors for more participation from donors in the U.S. As the sister organization to Makolekole (in Zambia), our sole mission is to raise funds in order to construct borehole systems in the Luangwa Valley, Zambia.