Wells of Life was founded in 2008 during a visit to East Africa. For several years prior to this trip, I had been working closely with Fields of Life Founder, Rev. Trevor Stevenson, building schools in Uganda, Africa. Having raised the funding for four schools, it was time to take the trip that would change life for many. During the latter part of November as a result of a ten day travel tour across Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda there were some very harsh realities to be faced. The one common denominator in every place I saw suffering and poverty was – lack of clean water.
The impact on family life of foraging for and hauling water each day focused our attention on creating an organization that would make a determined effort to bring a solution to the intense poverty we saw by providing clean water to these communities.
In Kampala in 2008, Wells of Life was formed and a dedicated commitment made to drill 1,000 wells in the upcoming decade. Working alongside Fields of Life, we saw the possibility for expansion to a point where a water well would become a living memorial, as well as the very heart of changing rural communities into growing and flourishing groups of people. Research provided the knowledge that the most cost effective well would be delivered by owning and operating our own equipment.
Through Fields of Life, this has become a reality. The process from beginning to end is within the oversight of an organization whose roots in East Africa can be traced back to 1995. With such a great history of providing a hand up to the people of East Africa, we feel proud of serving the greatest needs on earth, that of providing clean water and the opportunity to receive the Christian faith as well as an education.
Wells of Life received its own charitable status in the United States in 2012. We focus on working hand in hand with Fields of Life in delivering the most measurable gift of service available on this earth. There is much to do with over one billion (1,000,000,000) people lacking clean water. We are committed to changing the world one well at a time.
The United Nations passed resolution #A/64/L.63/REV1 in 2010 unanimously voting to make water and sanitation a basic human right. This basic human right is the foundation we stand on at Wells of Life. We ask you to stand with us in creating a world where nobody is denied these human rights no matter what part of our world they live in.
We believe that “Clean water for all” is an idea whose time has come.
Wells of Life, Inc.