One of our most critical problems at Wells of Hope Primary School has been access to clean water. While we did construct our first ecobrick tank there in 2020, the tank is only good during rainy seasons since it is fed with rain water from the metal roof.
This means that, during the dry seasons, our cook and students — and their families — must resort to the “seasonal wells” dotted around the landscape. These are not actual wells, they are either natural or man-made low lying areas where water collects. They aren’t fed by any water source, so they slowly dry up, and they are shared with animals and insects. In short, they are disgusting and unreliable.
It has been our dream since 2020 to construct a real, deep-water, borehole fed well that will serve not only Wells of Hope but the entire community of Rwakobo Village — over 3,000 people. (The top photo is just a representative sample.) This will not only give them all the water they need all year round, it will save many lives from contaminated water-born diseases like typhoid.
The project is now LIVE on Donorsee! And we have 5% funding already!
We need another $500 for the project to be visible to the entire platform, and the total of the project is $10,415. There is a full budget spelled out on the project site, so you can see exactly how the money will be spent. This isn’t one of the projects we can start and fund as we go, so we can’t get fresh water to Rwakobo village until we are 100% funded.
Can you help us today? 100% of your donation goes to the project.
We so appreciate your support!
PS Starting this week, I am reducing the number of blogs per week to one, at least through the summer months. I love writing, and our open rate is way above industry standard so you must enjoy reading. (I am really grateful!) But it does take a lot of time! You can always follow us or check in with us on Instagram, where I post every day. (Click the icon below.)