We Drill Wells
New wells 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.
Our Wells are Built to Last
When 51% of the population of Uganda is without access to safe, clean water it is surely tragic that up to 40% of wells drilled in Uganda wind up non-functional and therefore useless. Unfortunately, too many very-well intentioned drillers practice a “drill and run” strategy, not because they don’t care but because their infrastructure is not “Built to Last.”
Wells of Life has adopted a longer-term strategy intended to maintain the functionality of our wells for as long as 25 years. Although we assumed this strategy almost from the beginning we didn’t really understand at the time just how essential this practice would become.
Over the past decade of drilling and restoring more than 1000+ wells, we have learned that the viability and functionality of water wells is absolutely essential for the long-term health of a village community.
Clean Water Means
Time: It takes an average of 4-5 hours to find a water source, daily. (3-4 miles). With a well steps from home, people will gain back so much time.
Education: With parents focused on income, children are often tasked with gathering water, which means less time for school. With clean water steps from home, children can attend school without interruption.
Opportunity: With their new found time, families can focus on generating extra income, spending time together, or attending school.
Empowerment: Empower communities with the tools they need to create a sustainable society. Empower moms with healthy kids, empower children with time for education.