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Campaign: Wells2023-06-26T18:16:16-04:00

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Your donation can change lives by providing clean and safe water to communities in need. Join us in our mission to quench thirst and fuel hope. Together, we can make a difference. Donate now and create a brighter future for those without access to reliable water sources.

Wells Overview

Across developing communities, access to clean and safe water remains a daily challenge. With your support, we can help by digging wells that provide reliable water sources, improving health, increasing productivity, and offering a lifeline to these communities.

Donation Tiers

  • $100 – Provides Clean water to xx people
  • $500 – Provides Clean water to xx people
  • $2,400 – Shallow Well, provides xxxx
  • $3,400 – Deep Well, provides xxxx

Impact of a Well

2 billion people globally lack access to clean water (World Health Organization)

Reduction in waterborne diseases by 80% in communities with a well

A single well can serve up to 500 people

Who are the beneficiaries of this project?2023-07-17T10:50:23-04:00

Most of the community in the village is poor, and job opportunities are negligible. A small portion of the population has a sustainable income, while the remaining population lives hand-to-mouth.

The majority of the population is involved in farming, agriculture, and unskilled labor, working on a daily wage basis in the vicinity or surrounding areas. A few individuals may have government jobs, while others rely on support from family members working in nearby major cities. The majority of the youth are unemployed.

How many individuals or communities benefit from each well?2023-07-17T10:50:41-04:00

The number of individuals or communities that benefit from each well can vary depending on factors such as the water demand, population size, and the capacity of the well to meet those needs.

Our shallow wells typically cater to a minimum of 150 people, while deep wells have the capacity to serve more than 500 people.

These wells are dug near (preferably and upon availability) public facilities such as schools, hospitals, mosques and churches.

Could you explain the distinction between shallow and deep wells in this project?2023-07-17T10:48:29-04:00

THE KERBALA SHALLOW WELL PROJECT
Named after the martyr of Kerbala, in the spirit of respect for every living soul, this project focuses on constructing ring wells.

These wells have a depth range of 15-30 feet, reaching closer to the water table. Each shallow well is designed to meet the water needs of 150 – 300 people. With proper maintenance, these wells can serve the community for approximately 10-15 years before major maintenance is required.

ASHURA SDM WELL PROJECT
Named after the day when humanity prevailed over oppression and injustice.

This project utilizes a unique approach by using a rota sludge pump, which is built in-house and does not rely on electricity. This innovative pump ensures better water quality and quicker filling time for the well. The Ashura SDM Well Project can reach greater depths compared to the shallow wells, making it suitable for areas with deeper water sources. These wells have the capacity to cater to more than 500 people. Additionally, the Ashura SDM wells require minimal maintenance, ensuring sustainable access to clean water for the community.

What is the lifespan of the wells you construct?2023-07-17T10:48:46-04:00

The lifespan of wells can vary depending on several factors, including the quality of construction, maintenance practices, and the hydrogeological conditions of the area. Generally, well lifespan can range from 10 to 50 years or even longer.

Based on our experience with the wells we have constructed thus far, we have observed that shallow wells typically require major maintenance after 10 to 15 years. On the other hand, deep wells generally necessitate minimal maintenance.

What is the process involved in this project?2023-07-17T10:49:00-04:00

We receive requests from various institutions such as schools, churches, mosques, hospitals, community centers, and village heads.

  • Our field team conducts site visits for needs assessment and inspection.
  • Supervisors verify the information gathered during the site visits.
  • Based on the supervisors’ report, a proposal is made regarding the type of well to be constructed.
  • A budget is prepared, taking into consideration a probable analysis of the water depth.
  • A second inspection is carried out midway through the well construction process.
  • Upon completion, a final inspection is conducted by the supervisor to assess the quality of the work.
  • The accounts are closed, and a report is prepared for the donor.
What is the estimated timeframe for completing the well construction?2023-07-17T10:49:24-04:00

Currently, we are dedicated to exploring the most efficient methods for well construction. At present, with our organization (WIPAHS), the average time required to complete a well is approximately three months.

We prioritize quality and sustainability in all our projects. To ensure the best outcome, we carry out most of the digging during the dry seasons. This approach guarantees that the water bed reached reflects a realistic depth and is not influenced by rainfall.

As a result, the majority of our wells are completed within a timeframe of one to three months. Once water sustainability has been verified through careful monitoring, we provide certification of project completion to our valued donors.

How is my well donation allocated or utilized?2023-07-17T10:49:46-04:00

The costs for each well include various components and activities, such as:

  • Manufacturing of rings/pumps
  • Transportation of rings/pumps to the site (which can vary in distance from 50-500 kilometers)
  • Purchase of materials, such as slit pipes, required for the construction process
  • Labor and management expenses
  • Inspection costs
  • Finishing and handover costs
Where are these wells being built?2023-07-17T10:50:00-04:00

The projects are carried out in remote villages across Tanzania.

We have constructed wells throughout Tanzania, from Mwanza to Horohoro (Kenya Border), and from Handeni to Mafia Islands. We strive to respond to the calls for water from those in need, but the cries for help persist.

The villages we serve are predominantly inhabited by a very poor population, lacking basic necessities of life. The majority of community members engage in subsistence farming on small landholdings. The total population of these village sectors ranges between 150 and 500, with women and children comprising the majority. They are the primary beneficiaries of the proposed project.

Literacy levels in these villages are comparatively low, requiring significant efforts in the education sector to achieve better outcomes. Education plays a crucial role in improving the quality of life and living standards for the community.

Due to limited intervention from government and non-governmental agencies, the basic daily needs of life are often severely lacking in these villages.

Our modest contribution involves digging wells and making water accessible to the people. The wells are located near public facilities such as schools, hospitals, mosques, and churches whenever possible and available.

By focusing on these vital water sources, we aim to provide a small but essential step towards improving the living conditions and overall well-being of the communities we serve.

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