Clean water, a resource that many people in developed countries take for granted, is a luxury in certain parts of the world. According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, more than 300 of the 800 million residing in sub-Saharan Africa live in water-scarce environments.
There are limited sources of safe and clean drinking water available to the population of Africa, especially in rural communities. Many African families rely on surface water for both drinking and sanitation. Unfortunately, most surface water sources in Africa contain pollution, resulting in frequent illnesses and deaths.
Without access to safe drinking water, diseases linked to poor hygiene, improper sanitation, and contaminated water develop.
By drilling water wells in Africa, charities like Iyilik Denizi Foundation are able to provide families and local communities with access to clean water.
Why is important to drill water wells in Africa?
Because access to clean water improves...
When students are freed from gathering water, they return to class. With proper and safe latrines, girls stay in school through their teenage years.
Safe water, clean hands, healthy bodies. Time lost to sickness is reduced and people can get back to the work of lifting themselves out of poverty.
Access to water leads to food security. With less crop loss, hunger is reduced. Schools can feed students with gardens, reducing costs.
Access to water can break the cycle of poverty. The communities we serve are ready to grow. We can't wait to see how they choose to do it.
Drilling water wells in Africa:
How much does it cost to drill a water well in Africa?
It is a common question often asked by people interested in helping financially with the clean water initiative.
The short answer is it depends.
There are many factors that affect the cost of a water well, such as the materials used, depth of the well, the type of pump used, labor expenses, and how far the village is from a water source.
The process begins with a village committee meeting in which paramount village individuals, such as the village headman or headwoman, come together with our team to express their interests in drilling a water well. Together, the committee will determine where the well should be built for easy access, which individuals will be responsible for maintaining the well, and how the village can maximize the lifespan of the water well.
Once an optimal site has been found, a well is drilled to about 50 feet (15 meters) below the aquifer level. A casing is then installed to prevent it from collapsing and to keep out dirt and debris.
It is important for water wells to meet certain safety regulations. Before a well can be used by a village, a temporary pump is used to monitor the quality and output of the well water. If the water is found to meet regulations, a hand pump is installed which allows community members to access clean water as needed. To help ensure that the well lasts, the community receives important information regarding hygiene and sanitation practices. The village committee is also provided with training on how to effectively use and maintain the well. If a component breaks or the well experiences a mechanical malfunction, committee members have the tools and knowledge to properly repair it.
While the cost of a well can vary based on the factors previously mentioned, the average cost for one water well in Africa is $3,000 USD.
This price not only includes the cost to physically drill the well, but also to provide the village with vital information that helps ensure that the well continues functioning as it should and that village residents follow hygienic practices that cut down on the number of water-related diseases and illnesses. Each well that is built in Africa serves approximately 2,000 people and lasts about 20 years.
Drilling water wells in Africa that are built to last requires technical knowledge, cultural understanding/sensitivity, proper planning, quality materials, and years of experience and this is what Iyilik Denizi team guarantees for you.
How You Can Get Involved?
By donating to charities for Africa, such as The Iyilik Denizi Foundation, you can make a major difference in the lives of millions of Africans who do not yet have access to safe, clean drinking water.
A monthly donation can help one, two, or multiple villages collect the money they need to build a well. If you are unable to provide a monthly donation, you may also want to consider a one-time donation. By sponsoring a child, a family, or an entire village, you can help diminish water-borne illnesses and help provide people in Africa with clean water for drinking, bathing, and sanitation.
One of the biggest challenges that affect both urban and rural communities across Africa is the lack of safe drinking water. Sub-Saharan Africa suffers from significant levels of water stress, more than any other regions in the world.
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