About Drilling for Life

Many areas of the world lack the basic necessity of clean drinking water. Much of Eastern Africa is one such area.

This woman in Kenya walks up to 10 miles to find water when it is scarce.In February 2006, at the invitation of Bishop Henry Mulandi, Ron Weaver and his family visited one such area in Northern Kenya. This is the home of the Turkana people, a nomadic tribe in a semi desert region with little water resources.

Drilling For Life Kenya started operations in 2007 operating under the umbrella of Christian Church International (CCI) and African Christian Mission International (ACMI) with whom it maintains a fraternal relationship.

On 14th January 2010, it was registered as Drilling For Life Registered Trustees under Certificate of Incorporation number PS. No. 1361/1.

So far, DFL has undertaken more than 200 borehole projects. The type of projects ranges from drilling of boreholes, equipping with pumps (electric, solar or hand pumps), construction of elevated steel towers and borehole rehabilitation works.

Most of the beneficiaries of our projects have been needy rural communities, schools, churches and orphanages. One out of every ten boreholes drilled is either on a purely charitable course or as a partnership where DFL drills a borehole and the community raises it’s own funds for the survey and permits and the pump.

Our Vision

To train and equip nationals in various regions of East Africa to do the work of water well drilling. This includes setting up bases of operations including but not limited to; shops, equipment and supply centers to perform the activity of water development. Also to promote the advancement of community development in these areas with the building of churches, schools and orphanages as funds become available.

Our Mission

To perform water well drilling and related water development projects to meet the physical, material and spiritual needs of the less fortunate people in the world who lack the basic need of clean drinking water. To develop and commission water well projects and support efforts of community development in these same areas with help for building churches, schools or orphanages to advance the cause of Christ’s Kingdom.

Why drill?

Many areas of the world lack the basic necessity of clean drinking water. Much of Eastern Africa is one such area.

This woman in Kenya walks up to 10 miles to find water when it is scarce.In February 2006, at the invitation of Bishop Henry Mulandi, Ron Weaver and his family visited one such area in Northern Kenya. This is the home of the Turkana people, a nomadic tribe in a semi desert region with little water resources. It is here where the Weavers met a Turkana woman, who had walked eight hours that day with no food or water to draw water for her family. She made this trip three times a week and carried approximately seven gallons (52 lbs) of water on her head for a distance of 10 miles.

It was here where Ron and his wife Erma felt a call to make a difference. Ron is a retired 30 year veteran water well driller with a passion to give back a portion of his experience and knowledge to bless the less fortunate.

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Ron Weaver – Director

Ron Weaver is a certified water well driller, retired in good standing from the National Ground Water Association. Ron was a partner in Sensenig & Weaver Well Drilling and comes with approximately 30 years of experience in the water well business. Ron’s desire is to give back a portion of his knowledge and experience to help develop water well drilling activities in areas of the world where people are in desperate need of safe, potable drinking water. Drilling for Life has been created to accomplish this mission.

drilling-for-life-about-us-2Drillling for Life has a fraternal connection with African Christian Missions International (ACMI) with boards in US, Canada and Kenya to carry on the work of water well drilling and partner with ACMI in the ministry of evangelizing communities.

Drilling For Life also has an advisory board that relates to local businessman and the community who develop and support the work of Drilling for Life.

DFL Board comprises of the following:

  • Ron Weaver – President
  • Glen Horst – Vice Chair
  • Eugene Snader – Secretary/Treasurer
  • Dale Weaver – Member
  • Earl Weaver – Member
  • Galen Martin – Member

DFL Kenya is comprised of well qualified professional and technical staff with a huge range of experience. Ron Weaver is a certified water well driller, retired in good standing from the U.S. National Ground Water Association.

Ron was a partner in Sensenig & Weaver Well Drilling and comes with approximately 30 years of experience in the water well business. Ron is the Director of Drilling for Life.

The field staff consists of Robert Ndichu who is the Field Manager/Driller with vast experience in Field Work having spearheaded various field works in Kakuma, Congo and in Rumbek and Nuba Mountains of Sudan. He has been in DFL since its inception in Kenya in 2007. He is assisted by James Macharia who has been in the drilling industry for the last 8 years and John Mbolu who is the welding technician having worked in DFL for four years. Also in the field team is Alfred Odhiambo who has been in DFL for almost three years. And the latest entrant is Henry Karuita who is a recent graduate from the Kenya Water Institute with a Diploma in Water Engineering.

The office staff consists of Julia Muiruri who is the Administrative, Finance & Operations Manager with a BSc. in Information Systems and Technology from USIU-A; Anthony Nzivo who is the Business Development Manager with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from JKUAT and Ngina Kanyora who is the Administrative Assistant with a Bachelor of Commerce also from JKUAT. Also in the team is Benjamin Mwaura who is the Tendering officer with over 10years work experience.

We also have a very dedicated support staff consisting of Lydia Muthoni, Kyuma Mukuni, Samson Nambo & Willy Mutunga.