Hope + Prosperity + Peace
Wells of Life is about more than just drilling a well. It gives the people of Uganda hope, and creates a new opportunity for prosperity and peace within communities. We create sustainable water sources that will impact generations to come.
Create New Opportunities
We have seen firsthand how women and children walk 3-5 miles a day to find water. We have also seen the hope one well brings to a community and the opportunities it provides. Clean water reduces time and energy wasted fighting disease. Eliminating the need to walk for water frees time and energy to invest in education and jobs.
How We Do It
We work with Fields of Life - whose founder, Rev. Trevor Stevenson helped to co-found Wells of Life along with Nick Jordan, to drill wells in Uganda, East Africa. Fields of Life owns their drilling equipment and has gone through the arduous process of picking drilling rigs that will suit their needs. Fields of Life provides training of the drill team and maintenance program. Fields of Life has done extensive work; from the selection of the drilling rig to the hiring and training of the entire drill crew. Every detail that goes into the construction of a well is meticulously researched.
We believe in investing care and attention to every detail in order to build the solid foundation that is necessary to continue growing each operation. We have come up with a schematic plan that is consistent with an assembly line technique that allows each well to be constructed for an all-in-fixed-cost of $6,000.
How we make a difference
Wells of Life enlists the help of individuals, families and corporations to donate the gift of hope and life to the many communities in Uganda.
Our goals include the following:
- Mobilize the public to act by joining Wells of Life in providing others with life’s most vital and basic necessity — water.
- Provide 1,000 wells in 10 years.
- Drill one to two wells per week. Each of those wells transforming the lives of 1,000 to 2,000 people.
- Decrease infant mortality by 50% by providing a clean source of water.
- Create a cost structure whereby funding for a well is placed within reach of individuals, families and groups.
- Empower communities in Uganda to grow and develop productively.
- Facilitate education as women and children no longer walk long distances to collect water.
While on a recent trip to Africa, we noticed that none of the girls in the local community were in school. We later discovered that the girls walked 3 miles to access clean water for their community.
This is why, to us, “Every Drop Matters.”