Introduction of manual drilling sector in Guinea
In Guinea about 35% of child mortality is due to communicable diseases like diarrhea and respiratory infections that can be prevented through safe water consumption and improved sanitary and hygiene practices. The low coverage of water-points is primarily due to high costs associated with drilling boreholes. There is little or no knowledge on the use of manual drilling techniques that could help reduce these costs drastically from 10,000 to about 1,500 USD per well. Moreover, manual drilling techniques can access the vast remote areas that cannot be reached by heavy drilling-rigs.