Country: EthiopiaFocus: WaterPartner: iDE-EthiopiaStatus: Handed to PartnerYear: 2010



Partner: iDE-Ethiopia

For millions of impoverished Ethiopian farmers, irrigating crops is a matter of life and death. The only wells are drilled by aid organizations at a cost of $20,000/well. Team CycloDrill proposes a market-driven approach to poverty by developing an affordable well drilling kit designed for vocational students to start businesses.  Our $150/well CycloDrill technology is a manually powered rig that can drill rapidly through hard soil with minimal skilled labor.  It provides income for entrepreneurs and consistent water access to farmers.