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Borehole Projects in Africa

86% of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to clean water. Water is a source of life and lives are lost when it is absent.

Considering the vast need of clean water in certain parts of Africa, UICT has conducted analysis in the arid countries and regions where there is no access to clean water. As a result, UICT initiated Borehole Projects under ‘Ab-i Hayat’ (Water for Life) theme which will facilitate people to access the most basic necessity of life as a source of life, water.

Water is just colourless, tasteless, odourless… Yet it is a blessing which every living creature has depended on since the world’s creation. Every form of life has centred around it. But arid Africa is in dire need of it.


Constructing Boreholes in Africa

Before our expert teams build Boreholes in a potential arid region of Africa, they do some preparations by analysing the water and its depth below the ground. Following this, in Caisson wells, they dig in 1.5m diameter, 20-40 m deep until the water vein is found while the walls of the well are sealed with concrete.

In areas where the water is deeper down, the well is constructed through boring method.
When the required water level is found, water pipes are lowered, a suitable piping system and pump are installed. On the top of the well closer to the head, the walls are sealed with concrete to make it more durable and last longer.


How much does it cost to construct a Borehole in Africa?

The cost of building a well varies depending upon the country; region, depth of the water and the methods used to build it. With experience of more than ten years in the field, ‘UICT’ and its expert team have done preliminary research and worked out the cost of building a well in Africa, which is 3000 USD minimum. (Please refer to the current exchange rates when converting the figure into Rand.)


Boreholes in Africa

In Sub-Saharan Africa especially, thousands of people are migrating from the villages that they were born and raised, in search of water. In villages where Boreholes are found, humans and many other creatures benefit from the clean water. The water from the wells even helps the improvement of local farming in leaps and bounds. Borehole projects are implemented in counties like Niger, Mali, Chad, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Togo, and Uganda every year. They will save lives from being perished due to the lack of water. A Borehole to operate in a region means not also humans but many other creatures will benefit from the water.


Help spread hope upon the hopeless! What you may take for granted is essential for others.

Contribute to continue the stream of community sustenance, and enable water for life.

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