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Patrick Y.

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Review for Water Wells for Africa, Manhattan Beach, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.


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Role:  Volunteer