Imagine this. Each morning you walk 30 minutes to collect water from a muddy stream that will most likely bring disease to your family.
Now imagine your village finally received a well to access the clean water right below your feet. The new well has greatly increased the quality of life for your community, but months later, a simple screw went loose, and the well no longer works. Your village doesn’t have a way to fix it, so your family must go back to drinking dirty water.
Unfortunately, non-functional wells are a reality. More than 60 percent of wells are not functioning at any given time. We want to change this, to provide long-term sustainability. Ninety-five percent of our wells are currently functional.