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Wells Bring Hope

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Causes: Economic Development, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Microfinance, Rural Economic Development

Mission: Wells Bring Hope is committed to drilling wells to bring safe water and sanitation to rural villages in Niger, West Africa, the poorest country in the world where contaminated water kills innocent victims, most often infants and young children.

Results: As of April, 2017, we have brought safe water and sanitation to nearly half a million people.

Target demographics: men, women, and children living in rural villages in the poorest country in the world

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 50,000 people, most of them young children

Geographic areas served: Niger, West Africa

Programs: We drill wells to provide safe water to rural villages. We provide sanitation and hygiene training in every village where we drill. In addition, the women in each village receive microfinance education, which allows them to start small businesses.

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87 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3 Charles47

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great organization to volunteer for. They are very gracious and treat their volunteers well.

4 Jessica168

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wells Bring Hope is great! Barbara Goldberg (founder) is so incredibly passionate and sincere about her work and the work of the volunteers. I've been volunteering for a couple years now and I've never sensed a decline in the passion and drive amongst those who work with Wells Bring Hope. I attribute this to the success and sustainability of the projects funded by Wells Bring Hope. All wells are maintained and maintenance education is given to the villagers, as well as micro finance education given to the women. 100% of donations go directly to funding their projects.

3 Yalta G.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wells does great work to help the women of Niger have access to safe water. It's a very noble cause and the people involved are truly warm, compassionate, dedicated and always appreciative of everybody they meet, whether donors, volunteers or public in general.

3

Donor

Rating: 5

Creating change requires leadership from the top -- a dream and passion married to practicality and an ability to inspire others. Barbara Goldberg epitomizes these traits as she has created from nothing -- the opportunity for clean accessible water to the poorest country in Africa. Her nonprofit makes a difference in the daily lives particulalry of women and children while bringing out the best in her extrordinary volunteer team. WBS is a national model and inspiration. Yes, one person can still make a difference.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Through a friend I learned that an organization called Wells Bring Hope was establishing a club at my school, UCLA. I began to look into the organization and immediately wanted to get involved in any way I could. The more I learn about and volunteer for the this organization, the more I see how absolutely wonderful WBH is. WBH does life changing work in one of the poorest countries in the world. It drills wells, bringing clean water rural villages in Niger. With almost 200 wells built WBH is dedicated to the mission that everyone should have access to clean water. I feel unbelievably blessed to be a part of this organization and plan to continue to be involved throughout college and beyond.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am the webmaster for Wellsbringhope and I think it is a great cause.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I stumbled across Wells Bring Hope through a general volunteering opportunity search, and was instantly blown away by its cause, its message, and its approach. In all respects, WBH is a fantastic nonprofit -- I could tell immediately that volunteers gave their hearts, minds, and experience completely to the effort.

The cause is crucial and underserved -- providing safe water and sanitation practices to the poorest countries in the world is absolutely fundamental, and has the greatest ability to improve quality of life. Goodbye deadly water-borne diseases! And girls can finally go to school, instead of spending their days fetching water!

But wells are just the beginning. One of the outstanding things about WBH is that it has an entire program built around each well -- a well is great, but WBH and its partner, World Vision, provide the means and education to repair the wells, improve sanitation practices, and help women begin small business endeavors with microfinancing programs.

Moreover, it is very clear that not only does WBH wish to change lives, but to do so responsibly. Many nonprofits rush into their efforts without thinking fully about the proper way to implement their well-intentioned plans. WBH utilizes the best practices and best partners, ensuring that donation money accomplishes exactly what it is meant to, and that wells stay functional for many years to come.

For my part, I've been a volunteer with WBH for a few months now, and from the start felt like a true member of the team. Helping out never feels like work when you're part of an amazing organization -- Wells Bring Hope is exactly that.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wells Bring Hope is such an amazing charity that functions above the majority in their passion, dedication, and transparency.

I became aware of Wells Bring Hope through a friend who volunteers for the foundation. After hearing a little bit about what they do and their dedication to not only building, but maintaining wells in Niger, the poorest country in the world, I decided I wanted to get involved as well.

The founder, Barbara Goldberg, was gracious and thorough in explaining what they do. She not only has the passion, but more importantly the foresight of what really needed to happen in order to help create a better life for the Nigerian people. That is why they not only build wells, but continue helping the villages for 15 plus years as well as give micro-loans to women so they can create productive work for themselves.

Having gone to Africa and witnessing the lack of water within villages. Ive seen how women have to walk half a day through the hot sun in order to get their daily water and how sometimes that water can kill their babies because it's so contaminated. I'm not trying to be melodramatic. I'm simply saying it's a huge problem and Wells Bring Hope can be the solution for many villages. That's why their funding is so important. Not only does 100% of their contributions go directly to building wells, but every dollar donated is matched by World Vision.

Please help Wells Bring Hope continue to do the amazing work that they do by selecting them as one of the Great Nonprofits' top 3 charities.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

Wells Bring Hope is a great foundation with nothing but the want/need to help the people of Niger Africa at their core!
All donations go 100% directly to drilling/installing water wells in Niger, what an impact in the 2nd poorest country in the world!
It's a fantastic organization with fantastic people at the helm!

2

Donor

Rating: 5

Having access to pure water is crucially important all over the developing world. As a photojournalist, I have documented the fundamental impact pure water has---for people living with HIV/AIDs, for girls' education, for family health, and more. Already having created almost 200 wells, WELLS BRING HOPE, which was founded by passionate, visionary leaders, has already improved life immeasurably in West Africa. The organization is focused and effective. It's an honor to support them.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My decision to volunteer for Wels Bring Hope (WBH) is one of the best I've ever made in my life. Ever since its inception, WBH has continued to save lives by providing safe clean water for communities in Niger. Their cause is a noble one indeed. They not only were able to recognize the dire need for water in Niger but have arduously strived to make the living conditions of women and children better. The staff and volunteers ALL seem very dedicated to the cause. Most importantly, the founder of WBH is genuinely concerned about the plight of Niger, the second poorest country in the world. WBH is definitely a model for others to follow and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a place to make a difference in the lives of others.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

If we can give children and women health, education, opportunity, and hope, the percussions resonate throughout the world. We no longer live in a vacuum, i.e., we are global, we are connected. Drilling wells is caring about people in need of a basic human right. My donation shows I care.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Look no further! Wells Bring Hope IS the non-profit you dream about working for as a volunteer or a paid-employee, in any capacity. Barbara Goldberg -President- is extremely inspiring, warm and welcoming. Her entire Board and staff is as spectacular. Her - our - cause is extremely important to all of us: water issues unites us all, women and children in Niger - the poorest country in the world- need desperately access to clean water to live decent lives and hope for a better future. The way Barbara and her team have structured the organization is such that the people of Niger who benefit from a sustainable well will receive the support of World Vision for 15 years and women can receive micro-loans. Come join us! You will be transformed and so will the lives of women and children in Niger.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wells Bring Hope focuses on creating and maintaining access to safe drinking water for entire communities in Niger. This is a life saving initiative in a region of the world where basic services are lacking. Most importantly, it changes lives in a instant because women and girls are released from the task of walking long distances all day to carry home muddy water. It means that WBH's actions can have a generational impact. Consider volunteering or donating if you want to be a part of that change.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the great honor of working with Wells Bring Hope for over a year now and it has been incredibly rewarding. This wonderful organization gives safe water and sanitation (along with the amazing and extremely important side effect of education for women and girls) to villagers in Niger, West Africa. The people who run Wells Bring Hope are genuinely devoted to its mission, which makes it a great organization to be a part of.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wells Bring Hope is a wonderful organization that I've been fortunate to learn about and have volunteered for. This group of people, led by Barbara Goldberg, volunteer so much time and effort to help people gain access to clean, safe water. I can't imagine life without something so basic as access to water, and now I know there are people who are in desperate need of it. Wells Bring Hope not only drastically improves lives, they help save them.

1 Ellen21

Donor

Rating: 5

How can one look at the faces of the women and children of Niger and not be touched by their spirit and beauty? I found myself drawn to them and moved to help them in the best way possible, by donating to Wells Bring Hope. I have learned that this organization is truly committed to assisting the communities of Niger by providing reliable sources of clean water. As a nurse experienced in medicine in the developing world, I know very well how safe drinking water can transform the health of entire communities. Secondly by freeing women to develop their talents and providing them with small business loans empowers them to provide for their families and strengthen their neighborhoods. I feel honored to share, in some small way, in their achievements.

1 Helen H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been affiliated with Wells Bring Hope since its inception. It is a fantastic organization doing wonderful things for communities in Niger who have not had access to clean water. Because of the devotion of Barbara Goldberg and the many volunteers dedicated to making a difference in Niger, Wells Bring Hope has brought hope to hundreds of families, whose daughters can now go to school, and whose infants no longer die from drinking polluted water. this group has truly made a difference.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

My donation to Wells Bring Hope in July 2010 provided the seed funding for a water well (and sanitation) for a village in desperate need in Niger. I am honored to be involved with Wells Bring Hope, and it is deeply gratifying to know how many lives are saved and vastly improved (especially those of women and girls) through the committed efforts and partnership between WBH and World Vision. I look forward to many years of supporting WBH, traveling to Niger to see firsthand the vital work being accomplished, and to helping the organization flourish. This is truly a wonderful and genuine group of people to be associated with.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I saw a post a while back to be a volunteer social media assistant for the organization. Since I took the position, I have learned a great deal about the misfortunes of the people of Niger and what we as people can do to help them.