Clean Water Wells

Clean water is a holistic issue. It affects health, safety, education, and economic empowerment—and can change the game for vulnerable communities.

Project Information

Project Status: Active
Start Date: 2005
End Date: Ongoing
CountriesCambodia, Ghana, Haiti, Liberia, Malawi (L), Mozambique (L), Sierra Leone, Zambia

Clean Water & Sanitation Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure

Water Matters to Everything

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon once stated that more people are killed every year from dirty water than all forms of violence, including war.1 Globally, 785 million people lack even a basic drinking-water service, including 144 million people who are dependent on surface water, and at least 2 billion people use a drinking water source contaminated with feces.2

That’s why we’ve been committed to drilling clean water wells since 2005.

Using local engineering teams, we drill water wells in communities, schools, hospitals, and other public institutions that lack a clean and sustainable water source. Local leaders–women as well as men–are trained to maintain the water source long after the drilling is done.

We also often construct solar-powered water systems for health clinics, providing access to the water needed to properly clean and disinfect facilities. These include a water well, solar panels to generate power for an electric pump, and a tower to store the pumped water—creating the ability to run water piped into a building.

Further, “WASH in health facilities are the most basic requirements of infection prevention and control, and of quality care. They are fundamental to respecting the dignity and human rights of every person who seeks health care,” stated  António Guterres, UN Secretary General. That’s why WHI signed a commitment to clean water in health facilities with the Global Health Council and Global Water 2020 in July 2019.

1. UN News 2. World Health Organization
Project Goals
  1. To drill long-lasting clean water wells in vulnerable communities
  2. To train communities on how to care for the wells and adhere to WASH standards
  3. To increase access to clean water around the world
Expected Outcomes
  1. Increased water and food security
  2. Improved health in vulnerable communities
  3. More girls graduating from school
  4. Significantly decreased risk of gender-based violence for women and girls fetching water
Where We Drill
  • Schools
  • Village Centers
  • Health Clinics or hospitals
  • Plantations
Types of Wells
  • Hand-pump borehole wells
  • Solar-powered borehole well systems
  • Electric-power borehole well systems

global beneficiaries of WHI wells since 2005

Water is a basic human right and every person on the face of the earth should enjoy a sufficient supply of quality water. Without water, there is no life.

Augusta B.

13 year old Sierra Leonean Well Beneficiary

20 Wells in 2020

This year, we are putting out a challenge to Canadians to raise enough funds to drill 20 wells in West Africa.  Would your church, business or community give the gift of life through a deep borehole well?

We are thankful for the following people for helping us meet this goal and give thousands of people clean water this year:

  • Crosspoint Church
  • Yarmouth Wesleyan Church
  • Trenton Wesleyan Church
  • Nackawic Wesleyan Church
  • Moncton Wesleyan Church
  • Trinity Wesleyan Church
  • Browns Flat Wesleyan Church

Contact Our Water Team

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AN ORGANIZATION YOU CAN TRUST.

Spending of World Hope International (Canada) funds is confined to Board approved projects. Funds designated towards a project are used as designated, with the understanding that when the need for that project has been met or cannot be completed for reasons determined by the Board, the remaining funds designated will be used where needed most.

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