Wells Bring Hope is a non-profit committed to drilling wells to bring safe water to rural villages in Niger, West Africa, the poorest country in the world. Our vision: saving lives with safe water. Read more
Wells Bring Hope is a non-profit committed to drilling wells to bring safe water to rural villages in Niger, West Africa, the poorest country in the world. Our vision: saving lives with safe water.
Wells Bring Hope is a non-profit committed to drilling wells to bring safe water to rural villages in Niger, West Africa. Niger is a place where contaminated water kills innocent victims, most often infants and young children.
One out of seven children will die before the age of 5
40% have trachoma, which leads to blindness when untreated
85% of women cannot read or write
There is more to this sad story. The burden of getting water falls upon women and girls, who walk 4-6 back-breaking miles every day of their lives to find water. The result? Girls don't go to school--they must help their mothers with this dif ficult task. Women have no time to work to earn money to improve their quality of life.
When a well is drilled, 250-300 ft. into the ground, lives are transformed instantly. They have hope for their future.
Water-borne diseases are virtually eliminated.
Child mortality drops by 65%.
Education becomes a reality for girls.
Women micro-financing tools and education, which enables them to start small businesses and help provide for their families.
Founded in March 2008, Wells Bring Hope is an all volunteer, grass-roots organization. To see how many wells we've drilled and how many lives we've transformed, go to www.wellsbringhope.org/
While we have specific opportunities listed here, we are flexible and open to new ideas.
by David M. from Burbank, CA
I stumbled across WBH through a VolunteerMatch search, and was instantly blown away by its cause, its message, and its approach.
The cause is crucial and underserved. Providing safe water and sanitation practices to the poorest countries in the world is absolutely fundamental, and has the greatest ability to improve quality of life. Goodbye deadly water-borne diseases! And girls can finally go to school, instead of spending their days fetching water!
WBH has an entire program built around each well. WBH and its partner, World Vision, provide the means and education to repair the wells, improve sanitation practices, and more.
Moreover, it is very clear that not only does WBH wish to change lives, but to do so responsibly. WBH utilizes the best practices and best partners, ensuring that donation money accomplishes exactly what it is meant to, and that wells stay functional for many years to come.
Wells Bring Hope helps transform villages in West Africa (allowing children to go to school and women to start small businesses) by the remarkable and comparatively small effort of digging wells and bringing fresh water to communities.
I have been working with Wells Bring Hope for a few months now after finding them on this website. I feel lucky that I found them because they are a non-profit that is truly committed to thier cause. Their members are great to work with, their cause is noble and their fundraising events can't be beat. Most of all I feel that volunteering for Wells Bring Hope is really making a difference in thousands of lives.
I am originally from The Gambia, West Africa. I have seen girls unable to pursuit their education due to economic reason. Basic amenities that can easily be taken for granted in cetain parts of the world are not easily acessible in certain regions of Africa. Something as basic as clean drinking water can be the determing fator as to whether a girl atends primary school or not. Wells Bring Hope provides hope to girls in rural areas of Niger. With easy and ready access to clean drinking water, girls can spend their mornings in a classroom, instead of walking for miles at a time trying to fetch water for their families. Water that does not meet basic sanitary levels!
What is more important then saving lives and helping children and women in need of help. Wells Bring Hope is an amazing organization that helps out children and women suffering in Niger, West Africa. So far they have raised oney for 34 wells and the last ones are being drilled now. I feel honored to be a part of this organization and when you start helping out, you will be too!