Water Wells


WHF has just completed our 319th deep water well for the villages and schools in rural Mangochi. Each well provides clean water for as many as 2,000 people who need no longer walk to a lake or river to obtain water. These surface water sources are frequently infested with crocodiles which sometimes attack people as they fill up their buckets. Tests have also shown that these bodies of water are contaminated with bacteria and other pollutants which cause diseases especially among children and older villagers. WHF has also undertaken a project to repair nonfunctioning wells and put them in full working order. This can be done for a fraction of the cost of drilling a new well.

Wells cost about $2,500 but matching money means that a donation of half that amount will transform a village by adding a source of clean water. Any donation will contribute.