The water needs are great and providing access to clean water may look different in each country. We choose to invest the money we raise in global servants that are trustworthy and accountable to accomplish the work. These investments may be used as a gift of water filters to Bible school graduates returning home, a shallow well near a dry lake bed, a deep well near a refugee camp, or a well for an orphanage or school. As God directs, the need is presented and funds are available, we just do it.
There are many desperate areas of Africa and the world waiting for a well in their community. Our partners receive many requests for wells. There is more need than funds available. We are deeply moved by the need and would love to give a well to everyone.
Deep borehole well in The Gambia – Project selected for the 8th Annual Oasis Road Race – April 28, 2018
Water filters and buckets – Burkina Faso Bible School Graduation – Spring 2018
Hand pump to complete the well project at an orphanage in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast
Projected goal of 2,500 shallow wells for the 2018 Fall Well Drilling Season with Marion Medical Mission
Wells of Hope International has completed 290 wells and two large water filtration projects serving 52,255 people since beginning in 2008. This miracle of safe water is flowing 24/7 for the thirsty in Ghana, Honduras, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Togo and Zambia. For this we are grateful.
Deep wells are placed among the most desperate people where water is difficult to reach. This requires heavy truck mounted equipment that must penetrate rock to access water hundreds of feet below the surface. It requires a non-electrical hand pump that’s appropriate for women and children to use. A professional assessment is often required to decide on the well location. The well may serve hundreds in the community. These wells are often placed and maintained near a local church.
Shallow well projects directly impact the African people and stress cost effectiveness, self-help, sustainable development and appropriate technology. The wells are hand dug in areas where there is a high water table targeting the countries of Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia. Building the well is a partnership with the village for digging the well and making the bricks to line the well. The pump is made in country and the well is surrounded by a concrete apron for protection. The location is usually decided by community elders and leaders. The wells are maintained by designated workers who are compensated by the village for needed parts and repair.
Water filters will clean water from any source removing up to 99.99% of all harmful bacteria causing waterborne diseases. For a cost of only $25, the filter is a convenient tool for schools, families and individuals to have instant access to safe water. These filters are attached to a bucket and water from any source can be sanitized. If properly maintained, each filter will provide safe water for several families filtering over 200 gallons a day. The filters are economical and an effective solution to provide access to clean water. This is most helpful for remote communities and those waiting for a well.