This is Water Poverty
In the Central African Republic, most people spend hours each day fetching water that is not safe to drink, it is almost guaranteed to bring sickness and death to their community.
Drilling clean water wells is one of the most cost-effective ways to save lives and end extreme poverty.
- 40% Working
- 60% Broken
Water Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa
But, do you ever worry that charity doesn’t create lasting change? There is a dirty secret. An estimated 60% of water projects in Africa have failed.1
Drilling wells without creating systems to maintain them doesn’t solve anything—a long-term plan MUST be a part of the solution.
Generosity can make a lasting difference.
Together, we can end water poverty in the Central African Republic by 2030.
Instead of completing as many projects as possible in every corner of the globe, we’ve gone all-in in one of the world’s most underdeveloped and forgotten countries, the Central African Republic.
We connect communities to locally-owned water businesses, a supply of spare parts, and government oversight. As a result, over 90% of our water projects are functional!
Our goal has always been to work ourselves out of a job—training and equipping local people. We launch local businesses that are committed to keeping the clean water flowing long after we are gone.
Meet Local Water Heroes
Our goal has always been to work ourselves out of a job.
Why? The hard truth is that long-term, it is not sustainable for a US-based non-profit organization like Water for Good to do all the drilling and maintaining of water wells in the Central African Republic.
We are faith driven.
We follow Jesus’ example to show unconditional love to the poor and oppressed, of any faith or none. We believe that the wealth, knowledge and resources we have are not meant to be kept to ourselves, but meant to be used for good. We take up our work in the Central African Republic with that in mind, seeking to reflect the love that Christ has shown us.