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The drill

WellWishes chooses for their drilling the FloFlo system.

WellWishes has made an agreement with the “Don Bosco Foundation”in Nairobi, Kenya to let them to produce the FloFlo system with some modifications, which we sorted out by practical use, with the same high quality.

In May 2019 we expect the prototype will be ready for inspection if they get to our quality standards.

After that they can provide customers with the new designed drill called the “WeeWee”.

The FloFlo drill operates on a simple principle. By employing a hoist using a three legged tower, the drill pipe (choppy) is hoisted by an attached rope. By swinging the rope the drillbit (and cutting edge) hits the ground. As a result the soil, hit by the drillbit, will split even if the soil is rocky. The bailer (Flappy) pulls out the soil. By repeating this process the well is drilled by using man power. The advantages of using the FloFlo are many:
Simple: It’s easy to use, anyone can do it.
Effective: Both cost effective and efficient. With it’s ease of use the FloFlo can be operated in remote regions by small teams. With it’s transport ability and ease of use, drilling for water in remote locations is made easier. The FloFlo can also provide the owner with the means to starting a small business, drilling for water on locations.
Inexpensive: As people learn to drill and maintain the FloFlo, they are no longer reliant on external companies to provide expensive water wells . The materials to maintain the FloFlo can be locally sourced and are inexpensive. There are no oil or gasoline engines required as the drilling is done by manpower.
Sustainable: Multiple wells can be drilled with a FloFlo. It is a reusable system allowing for relocation.
Health & Environment: With water comes life. Access to water opens up a range of possibilities for farming and irrigation which in turn provides crops and a means to make a living. The well contains a hole covered by PVC pipes. Once the well is complete water will be obtained via a pump. This is a closed system so the risk of disease is minimal. Providing clean and safe drinking water to whole communities.

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The drill system in action