Project details




The project owner

Wim Wijsman


  • Lobufu
  • Kasempa
  • Zambia

Goal summary

Provide better access to clean drinking water by rebuilding the local water well for the 400 inhabitants of Lubofu. Also, to install a solar driven pump for irrigating homegrown vegetables and crops.

Project summary

Rainfall in Lubofu has declined drastically over the last 30 years, leaving it's inhabitants mostly depending on water wells for their drinking water and irrigation. Because the hand dug well collapsed, now only 60% of people have access to safe water and only 49% are provided with sanitary fittings.


By building a new water well and installing a solar driven pump, we provide the inhabitants of Lubofu with clean drinking water and irrigation facilities. We improve their quality of life and boost agriculture and local economy.


  • 400
  • By replacing the collapsed water well with a new, more efficient one we provide better access to clean drinking water. With the addition of a solar driven pump, the villagers can also irrigate their homegrown vegetables and crops.
  • Mixed

Why (Project owners drive)

I'm Wim Wijsman, retired though still active as a volunteer at several projects. I have met Willem Brendsen, the Maker of this project, and his wife at a wedding in Lubofu. I greatly admire the time and effort they voluntarily spend on projects and their relationship with the local people.

Relation between the project partner (excecution) and the project owner (fundraising)

Private Person - Friendship




  1. Drilling of the borehole

    • - hole drilling - installation lining - brickwork well
    • €2,500
    • 10
  2. Installation solar-pump

    • - installation pipelines - installation solarpump - install irrigation system
    • €2,500
    • 15