We Create Opportunity – NOT Dependency
Up to 85% of donated wells end up derelict. Our model is very different. We create local ownership, economic incentives, and accountability which keeps the wells operational. It is vital that our work be sustainable. These new water systems are then maintained and operated by local people long after we are gone. In short, if the water well improves life and is economically viable, then the community will make sure the water stays flowing.
We are committed to install water points in the most impoverished areas of the world. This year, our main focus is scaling our community funded model in rural villages of Kenya and Uganda where we will partner will rural communities to place economical and sustainable water wells at local grade schools and orphanages. Using our patented Village Drill, trained teams on the ground work with these communities to determine local water needs and viable drilling sites. Families in the area commit to raising a substantial portion of the total cost as the first step toward well ownership.
WHOlives donors and supporters can subsidize the other costs associated with each well, allowing us to install new water points each month! Your support will help cover the costs of the drilling team and required materials (casing, cement pad, water pump, etc). Training is provided so that villages understand how to maintain the well for generations to come. This initiative is a proven solution that leads to increased education for girls, improved health and sanitation, and greater opportunities for development.