More than just business in Africa

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After we developed a proprietary drilling system to dig 150 feet, World Vision approached us and proposed a pilot project of 7,000 wells. That sounded great, but they asked us to fund it! A project of that size would require 1.2 million feet of pipe at the cost of $20 million. At the time, we had a staff 6, two of which were volunteers and our annual budget was $300,000.

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Drilling for water and life

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In the developing world there are a billion people who don’t have access to water. A child dies every 22 seconds of starvation, malnutrition and thirst. Each day, 5,000 children die because they do not have access to clean drinking water. Furthering the problem, well-drilling rigs can’t get into these remote areas and even if they could, it would cost the village $10,000 to 15,000 to drill just one well.

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