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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.

Community Stories

101 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3 Norma12

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love being a volunteer for WBH. I think it's the best place to volunteer!

2 Gr8tfulDayz

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I joined the Wells Bring Hope volunteer team at the beginning of the year and am thankful daily that I did. Seeing the passion the team has gives me renewed hope in humanity. Everyone works incredibly hard to bring safe drinking water to the beautiful people of Niger. Their work has a lasting effect on these communities and I am honored to be a part of their team.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

Wells Bring Hope is an incredible organization! What I value most about WBH is the fact that 100% of all donations go directly to a well project. When I give to Wells Bring Hope, I know that the money is going directly to those in need.

8 Jane75

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wells Bring Hope is an extraordinary organization. Not only do they provide safe water and sanitation to the poorest region in the world but they also offer sustained support in the region helping to transform the lives of the people in NIger, West Africa.

6 Mattie Q.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing organization! I am continually awed by the work Well Bring Hope does and I am honored to be a part of it.

5 Helen28

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an Economics major, and someone who feels strongly about equality, I have always felt passionately about international development. Providing clean water for individuals, with no strings attached, fills one of the greatest needs the poorest people of our planet has. Wells Bring Hope takes on this role with persistence and passion, and has an incredible group of volunteers with diverse skill sets. I love knowing that the work I do changes lives in a real way!

4 Maryann R.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The first time I saw the video of a water well coming in to a village in Niger, my heart jumped and I thought " I must be a part of this project!". Other than air, there is nothing more basic to life than water. Nothing! Safe water that you can drink without having to fear that you will be poisoned by pollutants or that your child will die from dysentery. Clean water to wash the bodies of your babies. This is what drew me in to this project, and has kept me involved for over three years.
The second draw was education for all of the little girls who, as soon as they could carry a bucket or bowl, were conscripted into carrying water from the polluted waterholes. There was no hope of going to school. Now the water is available easily to all and the girls can get an education, along with the boys.
The third draw was that the women of the village were supported with loans to begin small businesses.
This is an amazing project that keeps on giving to strengthen the village and the people in it.
I would encourage all who read this to contribute with a caring heart. You will not be disappointed.
All the money you donate goes directly to the project. ALL!

Previous Stories
4

Board Member

Rating: 5

I learned about Wells Bring Hope over a year ago at an event at the founders home. I saw a video of a well coming in, in a village in Niger - the children running ecstatically through the falling water and the aged village leader crying with joy. It moved my heart! I learned more about the project and the organization over the next few months and was impressed with many things, including the fact that every cent donated to Wells Bring Hope goes directly to the drilling of a well. I decided to sponsor a Water Circle and my friends and I funded a well in 2011. I was so thrilled, I am sponsoring another this year. I joined the Board of Directors this year and am happy to be a part of this very important project that is making a huge impact on clean water accessability in Niger.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Wells Bring Hope for almost three years now, and I continue to be impressed by how much they have managed to accomplish. As a small nonprofit with only one paid employee, WBH maximizes every dollar. Combine that with the fact that 100% of all donations go directly to well projects, and you have one of the most efficient and effective nonprofits I have ever encountered.

3 AnnF

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wells Bring Hope--does literally that--bring hope to by providing safe water wells to lives where there is little hope in the poorest country in the world--Niger. Safe water enriches lives deeply there--especially for the women and girls. This organization is centered on delivering 100% of funds raised to drill these safe water wells for the villages. The sense of urgency due to need and the passion to help is found in every aspect of supporting the fund raising efforts starting from the Founder through each Volunteer that helps make safe water a reality. I've helped Wells Bring Hope since its inception.

There is fun and joy knowing one's efforts can make such a vast difference halfway around world. Whether the efforts are invested by helping and giving of one's time contributed to do what it takes in every little aspect to raise funds--or by helping with one's donations to this worthy cause--or by doing both--at the end of the day it simply feels good. Wells Bring Hope is -- a great nonprofit.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

By being a part of Wells Bring Hope I feel a completeness in my heart. At Wells Bring Hope we are digging wells in Niger, West Africa and almost instantly changing lives. By digging wells, and bringing sanitation to the villages;; newborns are surviving, children are being educated and women are having the opportunity to start small business. The mortality rate is down and the happiness rate is up. Wouldn't that make you feel good???

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.