Water Matters

The latest on our work and those supporting it

Ebumamu Primary School – Our Next Well

Our next well will be built at the Ebumamu Primary School in Western Kenya.

If successful, this well will have sponsored by the following donors:

Change Christmas Campaign and General Gifts:
December 26, 2008 – January 10, 2009


Ten Wells Repaired in Zambia – 6,500 served

Clean water flows again

Clean water flows again

Our partners at Thirst Relief International and Seeds of Hope reported back to us this morning that the donations from The Water Project have repaired another 10 wells in Zambia.

These repairs were funded primarily by Gilbert High School, led by Kimberly L..

A few other donors to our Well Repair campaign over the last few months provided support for the “Intulo-Basic-School” repair. (see below)

The most incredible part of this particular set of projects was how little repair work each well needed.  The repairs did great good for very, very low cost.

The only thing the was preventing thousands of people from having access to clean water were some minor, if difficult repairs.

Today, clean water is again flowing to so many who need it… over 6,500 people!

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Pictures from Kimira Well

kimira_1At long last, pictures are trickling in from the Kendu Bay wells.  The first to make it are from the Kimira Well site.

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Burns H.S. FFA – Building 2 Wells in India

Burns HS FFA Team

Burns HS FFA Team

UPDATE: November 17th, 2009 – Well Project Reports Posted

See the Wells at: Bagavathi & Kattur

Casey and the crew at the Burns High School FFA Chapter just blew the doors of their Water Challenge fundraiser!  We got a letter a  few minutes ago from the team.  Here are some excerpts…

“Our FFA Chapter wanted to take on a task that would impact the world.  An officer, Alison K., … proceeded to research it and learn about all the different programs that would allow us to help build a well.  After careful consideration she selected The Water Project.org as a worthy organization.

After careful brainstorming…we came up with “Well Week” that would be focused entirely on raising money to fund the building of a well in India.  The week before “Well Week” we started The Water Challenge.  We showed the video of The Water Project to let people see how they could come up with money by drinking water.

Burns HS FFA Chapter

Burns HS FFA Chapter

The “Well Week” and The Water Challenge went better than expected.  We had over 200 people sign-up…we raised a total of $2,848.38!!

The opportunity to help others puts a joy in your heart like nothing else can.  Our whole school was able to be a part of something that will forever change people’s lives…We look forward to seeing the project completed.

– Casey

You can read Casey’s entire letter here.