WWFA is an amazing organization that brings life both physically and spiritually to the people of Malawi!
Absolutely outstanding. It's challenging to put into words the feeling you get when you see the lives of children changed in an instant, but the smiles you see in the photographs from WWFA's clean water well dedications say it best. I chose Water Wells for Africa as my designated charity for Travelocity's 'Travel For Good' program & it was the most rewarding experience possible. I plan to return to Malawi next summer with WWFA to dedicate a new well in honor of my parents- I know first hand that every cent I give to this honest organization goes to aiding the beautiful, kind people of Malawi. ♡
My Husband and I have had the privilege of volunteering for WWFA for over the past 10 years. I am so grateful for the opportunity to forever changing the lives of those that are in the most need.
I traveled with Kurt to Malawi in 2016 (woke up to the news that Trump was president).
All of us that accompany him on his work over there, pay our own way (and it is worth it.)
So, any donations go directly to his water projects.
The time I went we were in a bus for 2 hours to the last town in that direction. The main attraction on the 1 main street is the bus station. It also has a selection of stores, all 1 story buildings.
After loading a week's worth of food (frozen chicken "parts", eggs, bread and peanut butter), we continued 2 more hours on an unpaved road, to a school house where we all shared a big room on foam pads.
In the mornings, we packed sandwiches and hard boiled eggs, then we loaded back into our small bus and traveled 1 1/2 hour on dirt trails to meet with the locals for Kurt and his engineers to select the best location to drill a well to serve the biggest area.
We then walk the rest of the way.
One of the wells was inaccessible to the much bigger drilling trucks, so we offered to buy a goat and have the women prepare a dinner of a goat and Nsima (a staple food made from grounding up their home grown corn).
This got most of the locals to help clear a road with crude hoes and picks, suitable for the drilling truck to pass.
They loved doing it for their own water source. We loved working with them.
Don't miss the opportunity to participate (the experience of sleeping ground level with the speedy camel spiders and mosquitos, can be bragged about for years), or choose the equally important aspect, by donating to finance the drilling crews.
The more people we tell about WWFA, the more people are getting behind our fundraising efforts. Why? Because their donated dollars go to the work on clean water in Africa. Time and time again we get to see pictures and videos of their volunteer teams dedicating new water wells (bore holes) in different remote villages. If you want to support the real deal, invest in lives that are changed by sustainable access to clean water. See how lives are changed with eliminating water borne disease, improved relationships at home when Mom does not have to spend 12 hours a day fetching dirty water to bathe, clean and cook with. Hear about children returning to school because they've been so healthy, and because they aren't spending time fetching water.
We absolutely love being part of bringing clean water to Malawi, Africa with WWFA. Every first world country should bring support to them. Clean water should not be so hard to attain and WWFA is paving the way of providing it one bore hole at a time. We were able to witness the process, meet the locals who do the work, and celebrate with the local village and their water committees. WWFA completely invests in Africa, with volunteers using their personal funds for travel and food. Donated funds are for the clean water projects.
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.
Pastor Kurt Dahlin and his mission with Water Wells for Africa is amazing! God has been doing a great work through this ministry and its cause to serve the people in Malawi. God bless all they do and the love that is shown.
Water Wells for Africa is doing such an amazing job of bringing clean water to those who are in such dire need. My husband and I became interested after hearing from our pastor about the work they do. Hearing how the villages in Malawi, Africa were suffering because of the lack of clean water was a real eye-opener for us and their plight tugged at our heart strings. It is because of WWFA, that the village of Mulowa now has a well that brings them life changing water. Their work is such a blessing in helping those in need.
Phil & Wendy
Joining the WWFA team in Malawi last summer was an incredible experience. I loved being a part of the sustainable change I witnessed around me. From the installing and drilling each well, all the way to appointing a committee of village leaders to care for the well, WWFA celebrates with the people, brings them hope, and helps creating a lasting impact.
Great organization that we’ve been supporting for years. They have changed lives of thousands in Africa. Great team with an amazing mission.
WWFA is truly a labor of love that I am proud to have sponsored for many years. Americans take water for granted but in the villages of Malawi, there is no public infrastructure. These wells provide life for these people who must form a water committee that is trained to maintain the well for the generations to come. It is a smart, sustainable plan and since I know the founder personally, I know that the overhead is very small and the monies go directly to the drilling of the wells. That’s an amazing thing.
I’ve been involved with WWFA since 1997 when I went on my first trip to Malawi. It was a life-changing experience to understand how powerfully lives are changed —and saved— by providing clean drinking water. I was profoundly struck by the joy of the villagers celebrating their new wells. Through the years WWFA has grown from a loose concept to a fully functioning organization that is making substantial advancements in the human right to safe drinking water. This organization works with in-country partners that they have had fir years. As a result, language and cultural barriers are at a minimum. These partners can be trusted. WWFA has always operated on a bare bones budget — I can assure you that the money that is donated is going to the installation of wells. Your donation dollars go very far in a country where the average income is about $500/year. If you can go on a trip with them, GO! If you can’t, GIVE. Being involved with WWFA is the best thing I’ve done with my life. May it be the same for you.
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.
The work WWFA does is amazing and so necessary. The fact that they use drilling techniques that ensure long term sustainability and enable local communities is a unique combination. Thank you WWFA!
WWFA is an incredible organization! They provide key aid for people in the developing nations of East Africa through their water wells. In villages where they have worked, the prevalence of water-borne disease has plummeted, families are stronger, and women have better access to education.
The leaders of the organization are truly selfless and devoted to the people that they serve so you can be confident that your donations will be used efficiently and effectively.
Moreover, the well technology that WWFA implements promotes the ability of native tribes to maintain and repair the wells independently years after the fact. Because of this, while wells from other organizations have an average working lifespan of only a few years, the vast majority of WWFA wells continue providing clean water to villages beyond a decade of installation.
Last summer, I had the distinct privilege of being at the 25 year anniversary celebration of one of the first wells that the organization installed. We gathered around in the African dusk, singing and dancing with the people, who give credit to the well for eliminating waterborne illness. It was an incredible moment!
WWFA is an incredible organization that truly helps those in need in rural Africa. Their expertise, professionalism, and experience has grown over the decades and every year they drill more and more boreholes in hard to reach areas bringing clean water close to home! The impact these wells have on the villages, especially to the women and children, is paramount. Congrats, WWFA, on your continued success!
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!
WWFA is by FAR the best organization out there. Sure all nonprofits are amazing, but WWFA’s work is one that non only enhances lives, but also leaves that amazing impact on the community over significantly longer than just a lifetime.
WWFA is an exceptionally efficient, community-based and empowering organisation, which allowed me to reach two villages with fresh water wells for just $15,000 dollars. There can be no greater satisfaction than the knowledge that you have contributed to the future of multiple generations, to give them access to the most important, fundamental need - fresh water!
If you are looking for big impact and bang-for-your-buck, there is none better than Water Wells for Africa.
Water Wells For Africa is a genuine “practice what you preach” organization, which is why we have been partnering with them for years. It’s amazing to see The testimony of what clean Water can do for small remote villages, It changes and saves lives. We are grateful and humbled to be a part of this mission.
Long time donor. Everyone deserves clean water. Real people making real difference.
When I was nine years old, I had a dream to bring clean water to the people of Africa. I started baking pies and cake balls to raise money for water wells. The dream grew and grew, but the organization I was raising money for originally didn’t allow me to know where the water wells were going in Africa. I came across a video from Water Wells for Africa when I was preparing to give my testimony at church at the age of 13. I had no idea this video would change my life! Pastor Kurt Dahlin did mission trips when my mom was in her early twenties to Malawi, Africa, and she had the opportunity to travel there three times with him. We got in contact with Kurt immediately, so I could start donating my proceeds to Water Wells for Africa. This organization gave me something I had never been given before: the chance to see the reward of our hard work. I traveled to Kurt’s church to give him my donation and had no idea that this was the start of a wonderful relationship. He started sending me gifts made in Africa, notifications about where our water wells were being placed, and finally I got to see a video of the people this clean water was going to. As much as that video made me cry seeing the joy of Jesus in their hearts, this was only a start to the amazing things Water Wells for Africa would do for me and my community. We started doing a Walk for Water every spring to raise more money for water wells, and the inspiration for this event came from a similar water walk that this organization puts on in California. My community of Friendswood, Texas has been brought together by the awareness of the lack of clean water around the world through this event. I am now 18 years old, and I have been raising money for water wells for Africa over the past 7 years. Over this time, we have been able to fund 20 water wells. I have been given the information on every single water well that has been given by Brittany’s Dream. The rewards don’t stop there! I have been given the ultimate reward and seeing my dream action through being able to go to Malawi, Africa twice to see my wells in person and meet the people who were given clean water. Kurt Dahlin and his team have shown me what it is to have a servant heart and live like Jesus. We were able to teach others about Jesus through the Jesus film and bring so many people to Him! I am truly blessed to know the people from Water Wells for Africa. They are some of the most selfless people I have ever met, and my dreams never would’ve come true without this organization!
I discovered WWFA from a friend of mine and went with them on a short term Boresite inspection tour. I noted two things that stood out to me as exceptional. One is the meticulous care to leverage each donated dollar to Its fullness and minimize waste. The second is the genuine mutual respect and affection between this organization and their local partners. This relationship is the type that can only be built by decades of servant hood and is a joy to watch the interactions. It is also worth noting that WWFA partners with a domestic medical partner Heart To Heart which deploys to the same areas to provide pop up medical clinics which amplifies the affect on the communities they serve.
All that is well and good, but until you share a spontaneous dance of joy with a village whose life span has just increased 15 years, I don’t think you have truly lived.
Great founders and a wonderful charity. They do what they say and more. It’s cool to see your donations help people on the complete opposite side of the world.
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!
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 !
Great charity !!! Promoting to all I know !! Helping families have clean water - the most basic thing that most of us take for granted.
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!
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.
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.
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 .
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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
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
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?
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.
Very glad for all that they do to help the people they love!
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!
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. :-)
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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!
I've worked with many, and have come to know that these folks are fantastic!
WWFA saves lives and God uses them to save souls! Priceless!
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
Three years ago, I wanted to do a school project that benefitted a hard-working charity. I never would guess that only a week later I'd be on the phone with Mr. Payton himself, talking about his goals for Water Wells For Africa. I loved hearing how he wanted to not only build different types of wells, but teach people how to sustain them. My school group raised ~$700 for WWFA, simply because they have great causes, great strategies and great success stories. People like being able to see how their donation has made a difference, and Water Wells For Africa keeps you involved every step of the way. I loved working with this organization and will continue supporting them for years to come!
This is a fantastic organization run by my cousins!! Their work has inspired me to do good things for people each day in any way I can; just as they do with their hard work and dedication to this great project!
Speaking on behalf of my grandmother who has now passed away...
WWFA is an incredibly amazing organization. My grandmother was able to give monthly to this organization and know that her funds were being used to tangibly make a difference in a place that she would never be able to go personally. On behalf of my grandma, this is an absolutely outstanding organization, 5 stars!!
Water Wells for Africa is truly a blessing. I had the honor of joining them in the 2010 trip. They bring, joy, hope, water, and the knowledge of God. I thank God for this charity and everyone involved. Thank you for your service. Thank you for being an example of Gods love.
God is using Water Wells for Africa (WWFA) to be His hands and feet for His glory to serve His people and to draw others to Himself. This organization is meeting needs that otherwise wouldn't get met. We believe in their mission and know that this is good ground to sow into. God bless WWFA and the work that they do to change lives for the glory of God.
I got to experience, hands on, the great things this organization does for a country and cause they love. I fell in love with Africa when I went, but the love I saw the WWFA members have was far greater than I could ever love.
Establishing water wells in these rural villages is a vital step to ending poverty in Africa. Children instead of dropping out of school, to walk miles for water that is poisoning themselves, their family, and their village, are able to continue to go to school when a fresh water source is opened up in their village, with easy access for the mothers to gather. No more sickness, no more dying villages.
Seeing the man who founded this organization by my side in the depth of Africa was inspiring. Seeing the money donated by the public, used for its intended purpose, is important to me when a organization files as a non-profit. Notice the mailing address is a PO Box? Because they aren't spending donation money on corporate offices.
There's more to it than simply water wells. The WWFA crew and volunteers also perform hygiene trainings to a new village daily. Teaching the villagers how to use sources they already have to clean wounds, filter water, disinfect their hands and dishes, and how to use the free tools around them to perform sanitary practices.
The media makes it seem like honest non-profit organizations don't exist. Makes it seem like you've never seen an honest one before. Well here you go. Coming from a complete outsider who had the opportunity to see their works, WWFA is a truly honest non-profit organization that changes lives, that I got to see with my own eyes.
Our family love WWFA (Water Wells For AFRICA) has been doing in Malawi AFRICA for the past 20+ years. Installing much needed water wells in the heart of Africa with a high success rate of them still working in the 90% and up! They are amazing and recently heard they were performing sanitation and sterilization meetings when they installed the water wells.
Using resources they have CHARCOAL is genius. I hope they can keep installing wells for many years to come!
Their heart is definatley in the right place.
We have seen our money put to good work, like most of the money they raise is put back into water wells nonprofit...
I hope this helps get them the recognition the need and deserve!
ZIKOMO means Thank you!
Mrs L. Huggins
Water Wells For Africa is an amazing organization!! They do things that people wish to do and they put action behind their words! They have helped bring water to many places and one of the most outstanding places is in Malawi, Africa. Every day people in Africa are in desperate need of water and WWFA helps provide fresh bore hole water to thousands of people with every bore hole.
I love water wells for Africa! They are not only bringing water to needy areas in Africa, but they are training and equipping the local communities to create sustainability.