“GIVE A MAN A FISH, YOU FEED HIM FOR A DAY. TEACH A MAN TO FISH, YOU FEED HIM FOR A LIFETIME.”
When a village gets a new well, it literally changes the lives of everyone who lives there. Which in turn changes the lives of the next generation. The women can work or help the village in other ways. The children can go to school. Fewer villagers get sick. It touches every aspect of their day and creates opportunities that were never there before.
OUR GOAL IS TO BUILD OR REPAIR AS MANY WELLS IN NORTHERN TOGO AS WE CAN. BECAUSE OF OUR FOUNDER’S RELATIONSHIPS IN THE COUNTRY, WE HAVE BEEN MORE SUCCESSFUL THAN ANY OTHER CHARITY IN THIS REGION.
WE IDENTIFY LOCATIONS, WORK WITH THE VILLAGERS TO GAIN COMMITMENT, HELP THEM GET THE NECESSARY PERMITS, DIG AND PLACE (OR REPAIR) THE WELL, AND THEN TRAIN THEM TO USE AND MAINTAIN IT OVER TIME. AND EVERY STEP TAKES TIME AND MONEY.