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:
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.
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.
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.
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.