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Water

Clean water is the first step out of extreme poverty.

Water for Good works to change lives in the Central African Republic, a forgotten country where women and children walk up to three hours a day to fetch water. Check out this short video, produced by our partner Charity: Water. The video relies on footage from central African villages to explain the global water crisis.

Clean water is the first step out of extreme poverty. People are healthier. They can work their agricultural land and even attend school instead of fetching water for hours each day. Check out ways that you can help!


The 3 aspects of our water program:

1. NEW WELLS

Water for Good implements water projects – we actually drill the wells— through teams of Central African staff, bringing local knowledge and life-changing water to war-torn villages. On average, each well changes the lives of 500 people. Learn more about our well-driling.

2. Well Rehabs

New wells are often necessary. But sometimes, a village already has a well, it simply is non-functional, due to a lack of routine maintenance. Water for Good can rehabilitate a well for 1/10 of the cost of a new well and help the same number of people! Why not fix what you’ve got? Learn more about well-rehabs.

3. maintenance 

Water for Good manages a comprehensive preventative well-maintenance program. 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. This also gives Water for Good a point of contact with the village, which we use as a bridge into further community development programming in the village.


Water for Good works with communities to plan and manage each water project. The long-term sustainability depends on Water for Good’s ability to empower communities to manage their new water resource.

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: Tablet reporting

Our teams use tablets to report on the well project and the local needs of the communities we work with. This provides us with photos, GPS coordinates, repairs and parts lists, as well as interviews with villagers which we can use to track the progress of each project.

6: 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 9 years we have drilled over 500 new wells and we have rehabilitated over 1,100 wells. In addition, our innovative maintenance program services over 500 wells.