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Water Wells for Africa

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment, Water, Water Resources, Wetlands Conservation & Management

Mission: WWFA promotes rural African community development by providing sustainable water sources and reducing health risks associated with contaminated water.

Results: Since 1996, WWFA has installed over 150 water wells reaching over 300,000 people, especially in hard-to-reach rural areas of Malawi and Mozambique. We have identified 130 more villages that desperately need clean water sources which motivates us to press forward. With the help of our generous donor-partners, we will bring precious, life-saving water to these deserving people in need.

Target demographics: people who need water

Direct beneficiaries per year: 13 villages which includes over 2,000 people

Geographic areas served: Africa

Programs: drilling boreholes and installing pumps to deliver clean, life-saving water especially to people living in rural, hard-to-reach areas. We provide ongoing maintenance for the water well, as well as maintenance training and community leadership. Also, we focus on empowering communities with knowledge and the use of indigenous resources for improved hygiene practices.

Community Stories

56 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

WWFA is a small yet powerful organization that is constantly changing lives for the better! The positive impact they have on schools and villages within rural Malawi is humbling and the WWFA team works hard to ensure that all donor funds are used mindfully and effectively. It is great to know your charitable gift is being to help the most number of people possible.
Take a look at their website and the faces of those in Africa that are receiving their first clean and close water. It is quite a sight!

Christina Kirby de M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In 1998 I went out with the team for about a month and seen first hand how lives are not just changed but also saved! Can you imagine not being able to take your malaria meds without water.
They also make the village responsible for the parts and maintaining the pump! Giving a hand up not a hand out!

Marilyn Kaney M.

Donor

Rating: 5

Pastor Kurt Dahlin has been on this mission to the poorest part of Africa to give them clean water for the very first time.
They make the roads as they go into the deepest and poorest areas.
Not only that, they bring everlasting water for their souls !

Donor

Rating: 5

Great charity !!! Promoting to all I know !! Helping families have clean water - the most basic thing that most of us take for granted.

Jessica S.5

Donor

Rating: 5

I had the privilege of traveling with Kurt and the WWFA team. They help the locals in a wide variety of ways , in between dedicating all of the new water wells. At well dedications we sang and danced with the locals, decorated the wells, and passed out party supplies to the children. Each well has a water committee, so the locals are committed to taking care of the well and keeping it sustainable and maintained. Their pride for their village well and their gratitude just reinforces the life changing difference clean water brings to them! The affects of clean water are health, regular school attendance and mothers having more time to enjoy their spouse and work on other things.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Within days of my son passing away from Leukemia, we had raised almost enough money to put a well in Malawi in his honor. WWFA had a plaque made, dug and dedicated the well that month. Children danced for joy at their clean water! That was our son’s passion and now a remote village is part of his legacy. Pictures and videos poured in from Africa and were shared with all of our hurting family and friends. I love a non-profit that even has compassion for donors. So many get stuck in rigid rules of business. We ended up fully funding that well and a 2nd one. In May, I plan to travel with the team to dig that 2nd Joel Seiler Legacy Well. Thank you, WWFA, for helping us add joy to a hurting world! Thank you for bringing freshwater and Living Water to those in desperate need!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Water wells for Africa is such a wonderful organization I contacted them because of my interest in drilling wells in kabondo Africa. they gave me a lot of information but could not help me because they do not drill wells in this area of Africa. your correspondent that related to me was so kind and informative and give me some of the information that I needed. Oh how I wish I were a part of this organization. This is such a blessing to bring water to those who so desperately need it. I will be going to Africa next year in hopes of drilling a well so please if there's any more information you can offer me or any assistance I am so open for it. My telephone number is 803-381-7554. And my address is name first Marcella Wilson, 616 Dulaney bend Columbia South Carolina 29229. Thank you again for all that your organization do for the region of Africa! God bless you!

Tom_78

Donor

Rating: 5

WWFA has installed 300 deep bore hole water wells in Malawi, Africa over a 25 year period. Because they work with local villagers establishing water committees to maintain the wells, they have an amazing 97% sustainability rate. Approx 300,000 people now have fresh clean water due to the ongoing work of WWFA. I am proud to be a sustaining supporter.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I only give to a few charities. I do thorough research on them before hand. WWFA definitely passed the test. They are the real deal. Providing the first ever clean, fresh sustainable water sources for free to the users and boldly declaring the Gospel
of Jesus Christ. For me and my money, the very definition
Of a Great Non-profit.

Patrice T.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I cannot think of a more sincere and necessary thing than for humans to have clean water. Water Wells for Africa is totally committed to the cause of increasing the well being of mankind and especially the people of Malawi. It is a blessing to be able to help people learn how to use water for drinking, bathing, planting crops, building and many other uses. The spread of diseases in the water has been a challenge . Children were not able to go to school because they had to take the time to walk sometimes miles to gather filthy and infested water to bring back to their families. Donating to help Water Wells for Africa dig boreholes extends to not just providing the people with clean water but also provides education in maintaining the wells, education is sanitary hygiene, the prevention of diseases and many other aspects of embracing the beautiful blessing of having clean water. I highly recommend this nonprofit organization .

Lohra B.

Donor

Rating: 5

WE are so privileged as Americans, we need to help others! WE have so much! just imagine if your child was without water. Imagine if you had no water!

Yegor M.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have donated many times to WWFA because it is the most efficient charity organisation providing clean water sources - providing water for $4 per human for 20 years is an absolute efficiency record among all water charity projects I have seen (and donated to) before!

Donor

Rating: 5

We found out about WWFA 2 years ago, and we believe that this is one of the best "value for money" charities. The families, particularly the girls, spend a lot of time collecting water each day when they could be at school. They need clean water in the villages. We feel privileged to be able to help in a small way. We have so much in our lives, that it feels good to help people not nearly as fortunately as us.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Water Wells for Africa exemplifies that" a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world" . Through Sparkly and SmART, a fresh collection of whimsical water color illustrations, my daughter, Sofie, has been raising funds directly selling her artwork to fund well-building through this organization. Since a young age, she has been inspired to raise proceeds for girls' education around the world, and recently chose Water Wells for Africa as one mechanism through which she could do so, given the close association between access to clean water and provision of education to children in low income countries. Through her own initiative, to date, she has raised enough money to fund her first well and is now working on raising proceeds for her second! The team leading this non-profit is caring, hardworking, and kind. There is excellent transparency as to where the funds go, as well as excellent momentum and follow through. Their team is organized and is focused on not only building wells, but also on ensuring their sustainability. Through continued efforts on behalf of this organization, I feel confident that clean water access to all of Malawi is within reach. It has been a pleasure to partner with them.

Donor

Rating: 5

WWFA is a wonderful organization. They are very easy to work with, and they are doing amazing work saving precious lives with clean water. I was impressed with the longevity of their wells and how they train the villagers to manage and maintain the wells to keep them functional for many years. I highly recommend supporting this organization!

Advisor

Rating: 5

My close-up observations of WWFA: Caring hearts / taking action / honoring donors / making it happen / working with awesome coordinators in Malawi / saving lives / improving lives / following up / quality work / sustainable water sources / less illnesses / more kids in school / mothers happy / gardens growing / life is better for all / God is good. Amen!

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Advisor

Rating: 5

WWFA is the real deal! They have been consistently installing water wells since 1996 helping over 320,000 people. WWFA has a huge heart to help people in need!

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1 Leon W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with WWFA over the summer of 2017 and 2018. This organization has devoted the last 20+ years to slowly but surely bringing clean water to remote areas of Malawi, with a vision to completely eradicate water-borne diseases. WWFA is built up by a team of caring, selfless volunteers, who also have a good time in the process. :) Has been a life-changing experience to have spent time in Malawi with WWFA.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My daughter has been working with Water Wells for Africa since the beginning of this year. As a 17-year old working to raise $8000 on her own, she of course, has had some questions come up along the way. The individuals at WWFA have been quick to respond and are extremely friendly and helpful. My daughter chose to partner with WWFA after doing extensive research. They are a reputable organization and one my daughter is happy to be working with! Here are a couple pictures of two of the ways she has been working to raise money for the well to be built in Malawi, Africa.

Jamie Rogers and Megan Rogers

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Thank you we We have solutions to provide water and electricity, especially in Africa, but we must cooperate with governments and consult with each other and invited us to explain the projects we will undertake under the guarantee of governments

2 Jacob M.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the blessing to travel to Malawi with this amazing team! Can you imagine a child growing up in perfect health, not knowing of life-threatening diseases such as diarrhea and cholera, as because 15 years ago, WWFA helped put a well in his village?

Amazing!

3 John F.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is saving many lives-by the day! For those seeking to make an impact in this life, start by donating to them. I have been blessed to see how effective their operation is firsthand on the ground in Malawi. This team is amazing.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Very glad for all that they do to help the people they love!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We have been blessed to be a part of providing life giving water for precious people in Africa. It makes me cry to see the joy on their faces the 1st time they see clean water flowing out of the pump. Water Wells for Africa deserves all our support!

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Donor

Rating: 5

We have been partnering with water wells for Africa for about six years now. And amazing ministry that impacts hundreds of thousands of people in a very real way. Five stars for sure. :-)

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Donor

Rating: 5

Water Wells For Africa is a truly amazing organization! We have seen thouands of lives and multiple generations transformed. This is a true mission serving people in need. Praise God for allowing this ministry to flourish!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been involved with Water Wells for Africa in one way or another since 1997, and look at it now! WWFA is changing the lives of thousands of people on both sides of the equator. Kurt Dahlin , the president, is a man with a passion for serving others and a vision for the world. With few resources and limited volunteers, Kurt and his teams carefully consider how donated funds are wisely used. I have had the marvelous opportunity to go to Malawi with WWFA 4 times, and I wish I had the words to tell you how thankful the villagers are, to have you feel the joy and gratitude and hope they convey-- hope for themselves and their children. Being involved with WWFA is the best thing I've done in my life.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the wonderful opportunity to go to Malawi this summer with Water Wells. I had never been on a trip of this magnitude before and was greatly impressed at the love and care given to everyone. The people of the villages are so thankful and happy to have clean water. Some never imagined that in their lifetime this would happen. Their joy is immeasurable and very contagious. Along with giving people clean water, they also teach them about health and have free medical clinics at some of the villages. They are truly concerned about the people and their way of life. I love everything about Water Wells, and highly recommend them as an A+ charity.

Carole T.1

Donor

Rating: 5

WWFA is an organization with a focus on bringing clean water so that deaths related to bad water are reduced. Every donated dollar is stretched to its limit by the compassionate and dedicated founder of this charity, a man of integrity I have personally known for many years. WWFA constantly looks for ways to reach more villagers in the forgotten locations of Malawi and seeks to empower the locals through education and local sourcing. This is one of those nonprofits that truly uses our donations wisely as I have observed personally on two trips with the nonprofit. Their work translates directly into saved lives.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My wife and I have been working with and contributing to WWFA since 2009 and its been a life-changing experience. This group is our "gold standard" against which we compare all other NGO's, in terms of financial integrity, practical effectiveness, and true caring for the people served. If all Christians worked in the Third World this effectively, we would change the planet immeasurably for the better

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am always looking for different Charities that do good. I came across this and I have held it close to my heart, as others out there. When we were contacted last year telling us and showing us, via video with our name on it, I cried!! I thank God above all for allowing us the ability to help and continue to help great Organizations out there that truly put every penny towards helping those not so able to help themselves or their families.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been in contact and learning about this group it they are absolutely amazing! They have grace and compassion or others. The people here have dedicated their life to make the world a better place by providing fresh clean water in third world countries who don't have the water access like we do. I am very happy to have come across this organization! Thank you so much for what you do!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

amazing to witness villages get water for the first time in their whole lives, a villager ahaired how they never imagined that they would ever have clean drinkable water, water that they wouldn't get sick from great organization and great people

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the great privilege of traveling to Malawi this summer and the opportunity to witness first hand the amazing work this organization does. I was deeply moved and impressed by the care and personal touch that goes into each well dug. There is great rejoicing with the people of each village as the wonderful fresh water is celebrated. I also appreciated seeing how the organization partners with the local people in many ways which includes the training of how to care for and maintain the wells as well as education in hygiene and health issues. I felt proud to be a part of such a responsible and caring group.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Really appreciate the work Water Wells for Africa is doing!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I absolutely love the work that Water Wells for Africa does. Their mission is so important and so necessary, and the positive impact that they are making in the lives of the African people is commendable. I will be supporting them for many years and I hope that others will as well.

1 EarthKnight

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've known of and worked with this organization since 2011. They are as grassroots--and effective--as you are going to see. Please join me in supporting them however you are able!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've worked with many, and have come to know that these folks are fantastic!

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Donor

Rating: 5

WWFA saves lives and God uses them to save souls! Priceless!

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is 4th time for a comment don't know what happened to them .going to Malawi was the most rewarding time of my life
Bringing clean water to these grateful people was such a beautiful experience. Because of the water well and having water free of disease these people no longer have to fear water borne diseases his is a perfect non profit organization