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Wells of Life is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Christian organization whose mission is to provide rural Ugandans access to safe, clean water through the installation or restoration of sustainable borehole water wells and WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) educational programs. By committing your support for clean water, you give time, opportunity, education, and empowerment. When a community receives clean water, they are given the resources of health, hygiene, and time to create a more sustainable society. Thanks to our supporters, our wells are collectively serving more than 942,000 people.
The organization recently received a donation from an Orange County philanthropist for a well dedicated to Kobe and Gianna Bryant, which gave the children at St. Theresa Bethany Primary School access to clean water for the first time in the school's history.
· Wells of Life is a nonprofit organization that provides safe access to clean, sustainable drinking water in the communities of rural Uganda.
· Wells of Life has drilled or rehabilitated 820 wells across 19 districts in Uganda and through a decade of steady growth, has served more than 820,000 people to date
· Wells of Life has 3 main programs: New Wells, Operation Restoration, and The Healthy Village Program.
· We Drill Wells
o Cost of a new well: $8,000
o A new well can be the difference between life and death. Safe access to clean water creates sustainable communities. When you give clean water you give time, opportunity, education, and empowerment. When a community receives clean water, they are given the resources of health, hygiene, and time to create a more sustainable society.
o Wells of Life has many supporters who like to dedicate wells to loved ones as gifts or in remembrance
· Operation Restoration
o Cost of well restoration: $4,000
o Wells of Life prioritizes restoring broken wells - no matter who drilled them. Wells of Life uses the highest quality materials to restore each well so it’s like new.
· The Healthy Village Program
o The extensive 9-month training includes education on the necessities for sanitation and hygiene.
o Main Focuses:
§ Personal latrines for each household
§ Private bathing stations for women and girls
§ Handwashing stations next to the latrines
§ Dishwashing racks to prevent dishes from drying out on the dirty ground
§ Training on how to maintain a clean household environment
· Additional Programs
o She for She: Wells of Life is partnered with She for She, a Uganda-based social organization, that provides sustainable menstrual kits and education to girls in rural areas. This program is essential for empowering girls to confidently continue their education.
o Hand-Washing Stations: Wells of Life installed handwashing stations with a reliable supply of clean water and plenty of soap to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
o Water Warriors: Water Warriors are a passionate and committed community of monthly givers on a mission to create sustainable communities through clean water. These people, from all over the world, are giving what they can to transform the lives of those in need!
Aired September 18, 2022: Lisa Foxx talked to Wells of Life CEO Nick Jordan, who established the charity in 2008 and has remained dedicated to providing rural Ugandans access to safe, clean water. His goal is to fund and help over 1 million people and build 1000 wells. We discussed that goal and all the ways that folks can help more and more Ugandans have that access to clean water every day. Nick shared his inspiring story and how just the act of giving clean water, is the act of saving lives! Together, we can help make a HUGE difference. They are always in need of volunteers too and any opportunities to fundraiser and spread awareness is a gift too.
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