My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Water Wells for Africa, Manhattan Beach, CA, USA
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!