The Water Team helps get clean water to those who don’t have it.

homepage_pic_2014Our little team of just over 100 people has now provided 217 water wells to the world! Each village is trained to care for their water wells so all the wells are working and water is flowing – giving the gift of life, health, energy and the opportunity for a better future.

See all the wells below!

Our plans are to continue our efforts to get clean water to the children and the men and women in Liberia, Nigeria , Haiti and Kenya. Lifewater has told us that right now, they have more villages waiting for safe water. They encourage us to “give a little and change a lot: every $1 gives a child safe water for a year!

Water Project Counter: 217

#217 – Pada Community, Nigeria

Pada Community, Nigeria
Obtaining safe drinking water.
Completed: December 14th, 2021

Dafa is in Kwali Area Council, about an hour’s drive from the city center, with a population of more 7,000 people, most of whom are subsistence farmers.

Dafa’s infrastructure has not kept up with the community’s increasing population. When Lifewater arrived, the existing hand pumps on wells were grossly inadequate and mostly broken due to over-use. Residents had to wait 2-3 hours and take turns to fetch water from the local wells.

Alternatively, they would walk about 30 minutes to the nearest river. Families, depending on their size, would make 5-10 trips daily to meet their water needs. This means families were spending 3-6 hours every day on the road to fetch water. And when the trips happened after dark, women and girls were at risk of violence, rape, or even death to meet their families’ water needs.

Also, the river water isn’t safe, said Haruna Salifu, a resident of the community, and so there have been cholera-associated deaths in the community.

Our donors enabled Lifewater to drill five new wells (including this one, to a depth of 230 feet, that is serving 470 children and adults) in Dafa. We also rehabilitated eight existing wells so safe water is flowing from them again. The community’s health has improved and people are better able to remain economically productive to care for their families.

Depth of Water: 13 ft.
Well Depth: 230 ft.
Developed By: Air Backwash
Water Odour: None
Taste: Good

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#216 – Angwan Madaki, Nigeria

Angwan Madaki, Nigeria
Obtaining safe drinking water.
Completed: December 14th, 2021

Dafa is in Kwali Area Council, about an hour’s drive from the city center, with a population of more 7,000 people, most of whom are subsistence farmers.

Dafa’s infrastructure has not kept up with the community’s increasing population. When Lifewater arrived, the existing hand pumps on wells were grossly inadequate and mostly broken due to over-use. Residents had to wait 2-3 hours and take turns to fetch water from the local wells.

Alternatively, they would walk about 30 minutes to the nearest river. Families, depending on their size, would make 5-10 trips daily to meet their water needs. This means families were spending 3-6 hours every day on the road to fetch water. And when the trips happened after dark, women and girls were at risk of violence, rape, or even death to meet their families’ water needs.

Also, the river water isn’t safe, said Haruna Salifu, a resident of the community, and so there have been cholera-associated deaths in the community.

Our donors enabled Lifewater to drill five new wells (including this one, to a depth of 164 feet, that is serving 300 children and adults) in Dafa. We also rehabilitated eight existing wells so safe water is flowing from them again. The community’s health has improved and people are better able to remain economically productive to care for their families.

Depth of Water: 20 ft.
Well Depth: 164 ft.
Developed By: Air Backwash
Water Odour: None
Taste: Good

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#215 – Angwan Hakimi, Nigeria

Angwan Hakimi, Nigeria
Obtaining safe drinking water.
Completed: December 15th, 2021

Dafa is in Kwali Area Council, about an hour’s drive from the city center, with a population of more 7,000 people, most of whom are subsistence farmers.

Dafa’s infrastructure has not kept up with the community’s increasing population. When Lifewater arrived, the existing hand pumps on wells were grossly inadequate and mostly broken due to over-use. Residents had to wait 2-3 hours and take turns to fetch water from the local wells.

Alternatively, they would walk about 30 minutes to the nearest river. Families, depending on their size, would make 5-10 trips daily to meet their water needs. This means families were spending 3-6 hours every day on the road to fetch water. And when the trips happened after dark, women and girls were at risk of violence, rape, or even death to meet their families’ water needs.

Also, the river water isn’t safe, said Haruna Salifu, a resident of the community, and so there have been cholera-associated deaths in the community.

Our donors enabled Lifewater to drill five new wells (including this one, to a depth of 164 feet, that is serving 300 children and adults) in Dafa. We also rehabilitated eight existing wells so safe water is flowing from them again. The community’s health has improved and people are better able to remain economically productive to care for their families.

Depth of Water: 20 ft.
Well Depth: 230 ft.
Developed By: Air Backwash
Water Odour: None
Taste: Good

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#214 – Angwan Nasara, Ijah Dabuta, Nigeria

Angwan Nasara, Ijah Dabuta, Nigeria
Obtaining safe drinking water.
Completed: May 21st, 2021

This is a fast expanding community that depends on open water sources like rivers and streams which are often contaminated. The community also practice open defecation; so, both human and animal faeces find their way into the streams. With 4 broken wells, you will wonder why this community suffers from such water shortages. The old Mark II pumps are worn out without any form of maintenance. Thankfully, we were able to replace all 4 with AFRIDEV pumps and drilled two new wells in emerging sections of the community. This brought such great relief and the gratitude of this community knows no bound. Purchase of water from private water sellers is a luxury many people cannot afford in this rural community where subsistence agriculture in the main occupation.

Depth of Water: 20 ft.
Well Depth: 131 ft.
Screen Length: 65 ft.
Developed By: Air Backwash
Water Odour: None
Taste: Good

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#213 – Bwolo, Nigeria

Bwolo, Nigeria
Obtaining safe drinking water.
Completed: May 21st, 2021

The community depends on one drilled well for the entire community. The old Indian Mark II is usually under constant pressure leading to quick wear and tear. The long queue always leads to frustration among the women and children. This usually led to fight among them. With frequent breakdown of the handpump, they often resort to the open streams and rivers. Presently, Bwolo is one of the communities under threat of insecurity which constitute great risk to women as kidnappers often trail people into isolated locations.

The old pump was replaced with a new AFRIDEV pump. A new well was also drilled. This has brought so much joy to the community as they freely jubilated and expressed their joy.

Depth of Water: 50 ft.
Well Depth: 246 ft.
Screen Length: 100 ft.
Developed By: Air Backwash
Water Odour: None
Taste: Good

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#212 – Angwa ECWA, Dadu II, Nigeria

Angwa ECWA, Dadu II, Nigeria
Obtaining safe drinking water.
Completed: May 20th, 2021

The community face serious water problem with women staying up to 5-6 hours before getting water back home. On our visit to the river, the women we met lamented how they have not been able to prepare food for their family because of lack of water, as our team arrive and start to drill a well, the men, women. And children could not hide their joy, they stood outside with as all-night as the drilling was going on. When our team came back to install, it was a plenty of rejoicing for them. They immediately brought their cups and started drinking the water immediately. The joy on their faces was priceless.

Depth of Water: 35 ft.
Well Depth: 246 ft.
Screen Length: 115.00 ft.
Developed By: Air Backwash
Water Odour: None
Taste: Good

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#211 – Angwa Jinkai, Ijah Pada, Nigeria

Angwa Jinkai, Ijah Pada, Nigeria
Obtaining safe drinking water.
Completed: May 19th, 2021

This community has a population of more than 7000 people, and they depend on only one borehole with electric pump. Water from this well is available to the villagers once in three days. If you miss the chance to get water on the scheduled date, you will have to revert to the open, contaminated source. Alternatively, you can get water from the well at the primary school which is 30 minutes’ walk away. Unfortunately, you are not allowed into the school till school closes after 2:00 pm. We drilled three new wells here and rehabilitated two others. And the relief for the villagers is absolutely overwhelming. God be praised.

Depth of Water: 40 ft.
Well Depth: 180 ft.
Screen Length: 115.00 ft.
Developed By: Air Backwash
Water Odour: None
Taste: Good

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#210- Angwa Honourable, Ijah Dabuta, Nigeria

Angwa Honourable, Ijah Dabuta, Nigeria
Replacement of worn-out pump and repairing of well.
Completed: May 17th, 2021

This is a fast expanding community that depends on open water sources like rivers and streams which are often contaminated. The community also practice open defecation; so, both human and animal faeces find their way into the streams. With 4 broken wells, you will wonder why this community suffers from such water shortages. The old Mark II pumps are worn out without any form of maintenance. Thankfully, we were able to replace all 4 with AFRIDEV pumps and drilled two new wells in emerging sections of the community. This brought such great relief and the gratitude of this community knows no bound. Purchase of water from private water sellers is a luxury many people cannot afford in this rural community where subsistence agriculture in the main occupation.

Water Odour: None
Taste: Good

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#209 – Police Barracks, Nigeria

Police Barracks, Nigeria
Replacement of worn-out pump and repairing of well.
Completed: April 20th, 2021

The location was initially built for serving police officers. However, it is a mix of both serving officers, retired officers and other civilians that rely on this well for water. With high cost of purchasing water from sellers and recent scarcity of water, this broken well became an attraction. A very deep well drilled at 70 meters, it was a reservoir for water. However, with a broken handpump, it was abandoned while the community run helter-skelter to meet their water needs. The new AFRIDEV pump promised to last longer thus helping them solve the problem of frequent breakdown.

Depth of Water: 35 ft.
Well Depth: 220 ft.
Water Odour: None
Taste: Good

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