Clean water is the first step out of extreme poverty.

Sustainable Water access:

Water for Good provides access to clean water and works to make a lasting improvement in people’s lives in one of the world’s most neglected countries, the Central African Republic (CAR). Water is the first step out of extreme poverty, and for 10 years we have worked to meet this immediate need, using water as a tangible way to improve lives in villages across CAR. Water for Good implements water projects through teams of Central African staff, bringing local knowledge and life-changing water to war-torn villages. Our teams have drilled 590 new wells, each well serving an average of 500 people—but new wells are just the beginning!

Real transformation happens when the water keeps flowing, year after year, and communities can focus on becoming more prosperous. Maintenance teams visit each of the wells in the program on a regular basis, replacing worn or broken parts, and making sure the water keeps flowing. Through these visits, we build relationships with communities and work with them to initiate projects that will empower the community.

How we work with communities:


1: A Well Committee is formed

A well committee is chosen by the community, who will oversee the well and the water usage in the village.

2: The Well is drilled

The Water for Good drilling teams work with the village to decide on the well location and the drilling teams drill the well.

3: Community training

The committee works with the Water for Good team to provide various educational classes within the community. These include AIDS/HIV education, sanitation, community health, and nutrition.

4: Preventative Maintenance

Water for Good well-maintenance teams make regular visits to every pump that’s enrolled in our program, keeping the pumps operating smoothly, and collecting payments for the program.

5: Community Development

The Water for Good team plans for further community development projects. A new well is the first step toward overall development, and our preventative maintenance teams provide us with regular points of contact with each village.

What have we accomplished?

In 10 years we have drilled over 590 new wells and our innovative maintenance program services over 900 wells.