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A Spring of Hope, Inc.

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

Mission: A Spring of Hope is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public foundation that builds water wells in rural African schools to improve community health conditions and to promote education at a grassroots level. A Spring of Hope's mission and goal is to invest in the sustainable futures of impoverished rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa.

Results: 22 wells, 7 in Uganda and 15 in South Africa

Target demographics: School children in Africa

Direct beneficiaries per year: 5,000

Geographic areas served: Sub-saharan Africa

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Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

I was born in South Africa and have lived in North America for the past 36 years. I am well aware of the shortage and, lack of availability, of clean drinking water (the basis for life) in many parts of South Africa, especially in the Mpumalanga area where A Spring of Hope is especially active. I was amazed by the wonderful work that Joanne and Brittany and their team do. I feel priviledged to have been asked to assist.
As a Board Member of A Spring of Hope Foundation, I am truly aware of it's accomplishments. As a successful Physician, it is now my opportunity to give back to the wonderful people of an incredible Country. No child should need to live without, clean drinking water, an opportunity for education and other things that we in North America accept as a given.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As an African, priviledged to live in North America, I am well aware of how the ravages of wars, dictatorships, lack of clean water, substandard education, and a lack of universal excellent healthcare,
have all decimated a Continent with such natural resources and potential.
The Limpopo area of South Africa, remains one of the poorest areas, of an otherwise rich Country .
The future of the African Continent will be determined by the education of it’s people, and proper water management for a start.
A Spring of Hope Foundation, excels in these two areas.
It is for this reason, that I who have so much to be grateful for, have made A Spring of Hope Foundation
the Charity that I support in every way.
Dr Darryl Farber

Board Member

Rating: 5

Prior to becoming a board member of A Spring of Hope, I had traveled to South Africa on a bicycle trip and I was so impressed by the people and their spiritual beliefs. Our bicycle tour took us to a small village where the poverty was evident by the cardboard walls and floors of the huts. Small children jumped on the back of our bicycles as we rode into their community. The children were so happy to see us. Not long after my trip, I met Joanne and Brittany and heard their story. I couldn't imagine not having clean water at a school and my thoughts went to the children that rode on the back of my bicycle. Watching Joanne and Brittany working tirelessly to raise money for A Spring of Hope inspired me to become a donor and subsequently, a board member. As a board member, I can see not a penny is wasted and their commitment to this cause is genuine. Because of A Spring of Hope, there is hope for a tomorrow and an opportunity for the children to survive and flourish. Every human being has a right to clean water.