Our Mission

Tackling water poverty in one of the world’s most forgotten countries. Our goal? Clean, lasting water for every man, woman, and child in the Central African Republic.

Our Mission

Tackling water poverty in one of the world’s most forgotten countries. Our goal? Clean, lasting water for every man, woman, and child in the Central African Republic.

We have two rules

#1 Work through local people.

We get things done through locals, hiring and training drillers, launching a water-drilling enterprise, managing a supply of spare parts and ensuring government oversight.

#2 Build sustainability.

We supply and train local technicians to maintain over 1,800 water wells in the Central African Republic, keeping wells working over 90% of the time.

Our Founder’s Story

Jim Hocking grew up in the Central African Republic which fostered in him a deep love for the country and its people. He saw first-hand that people’s basic physical needs were unmet, AIDS was ravaging the region, and the realities of poverty and war were creating hopelessness. Jim wanted to build something with the people of CAR that would be sustainable and could withstand political upheaval.

In an act of obedience, 2004 was the beginning of what Jim would eventually call “Water for Good.” There are many challenges to getting fresh water to remote villages and getting a well drilled is only the first step. Jim knew the well pumps would inevitably break and the village would be right back where it started: without safe drinking water. He knew sustainability was key to the success of any well, so along with the Drilling Team, Jim also created a Maintenance Team.

Now, more than 880,000 Central Africans are drinking water from these wells every day. People are staying healthy, generating more income, and making a difference in their communities —for good.

read jim’s full story

Our Founder’s Story

Jim Hocking grew up in the Central African Republic which fostered in him a deep love for the country and its people. He saw first-hand that people’s basic physical needs were unmet, AIDS was ravaging the region, and the realities of poverty and war were creating hopelessness. Jim wanted to build something with the people of CAR that would be sustainable and could withstand political upheaval.

In an act of obedience, 2004 was the beginning of what Jim would eventually call “Water for Good.” There are many challenges to getting fresh water to remote villages and getting a well drilled is only the first step. Jim knew the well pumps would inevitably break and the village would be right back where it started: without safe drinking water. He knew sustainability was key to the success of any well, so along with the Drilling Team, Jim also created a Maintenance Team.

Now, almost a million Central Africans are drinking water from these wells every day. People are staying healthy, generating more income, and making a difference in their communities —for good.

read jim’s full story

Meet our team

Learn more about the Water for Good Team and the Board of Directors

Meet the Staff

Meet the Board

Faith in action

Water for Good is a non-denominational Christian, faith-based organization. We follow Jesus’ example to show unconditional love to the poor and oppressed of any faith, or none.

faith in our opertations
Barthelemy on his maintenance moto route

I enjoy the thankfulness people show when I am repairing their pumps.  Having clean water saves the villagers from drinking from the forest.

Barthélemy
Moto Maintenance Team Member

I enjoy the thankfulness people show when I am repairing their pumps.  Having clean water saves the villagers from drinking from the forest.

Barthélemy
Moto Maintenance Team Member