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How much does it cost to sponsor a well in Africa or Haiti?


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The average cost to sponsor a well in Africa or Haiti, build a communal washroom, or provide health & hygiene training for schools, villages and orphanages are listed below. If you would like to sponsor a well in Africa or other project but can not afford to do so by yourself, we will match you with another donor as co-sponsors. We encourage you to work with your co-workers, school, extended family, local church, friends and neighbours or organize a community fund-raising drive to help reach one of the following sponsorship levels:

Sponsor a Well or Washroom in LIBERIA or HAITI
Activity Sole Sponsor
($USD)
Co-Sponsor
($USD)
Drill a well $3,000 $1,600
Sponsor a Communal Washroom $1,500 $800
Rehabilitate a Well & Repair Broken Pumps $1,200  
Sponsor a Health & Hygiene Workshop $500  
Provide a community with all essential services (well, washroom & workshop)
$4,200 $2,200
Notes:
  1. Costs are in $US Dollars.
  2. These are average costs to sponsor a well in Africa or other community cluster projects where project sites are selected by local lifewater workers.
  3. Local villagers actively participate in the work, usually contributing $200 to $500 towards each project through cash payments, supplies, labour and services.
  4. If you want to sponsor a well in Africa or build a communal washroom in a community of your choosing, see pricing notes.

 

Sponsor a Well or Washroom in NIGERIA or KENYA
Activity Sole Sponsor
($USD)
Co-Sponsor
($USD)
Drill a Well $3,500 $1,800
Build a Communal Washroom $2,500 $1,300
Provide all essential services (well & washroom) $5,500 $3,000
Rehabilitate a Well & Repair Broken Pumps $1,500 $800
Notes:
  1. Costs are in $US Dollars.
  2. Average project costs in Kenya and Nigeria are higher than in Liberia and Haiti due to differing construction requirements, government inspection and permitting expenses, cost of local materials, project clustering efficiencies, lower pump subsidies etc
  3. Costs listed above are the average costs for community cluster projects where project sites have been selected by local lifewater workers. Villagers actively participate in the work, contributing local funds, labour, materials and services.
  4. If you want a well or communal washroom to be built in a community of your choosing, see pricing notes.



Details on sponsorship activities are provided below:

  • Drill a Well: This gift includes a borehole, casing and screen, a cement pad and Afridev or India Mark II hand pump. Your gift will have lasting benefits as it provides an average of 500 people with a nearby supply of clean, safe water. No down payment is required and you will be matched with a recent project that has been successfully completed.

  • Build a Washroom: With your support, we are building communal washrooms at schools and teaching villagers to build family latrines near their home. Stop the spread of disease at its source, protect children from jungle predators and keep children from drowning as they defecate in the ocean.

  • Fix an Existing Well and Handpump: Rehabilitating an existing water system is the fastest, cheapest way of providing safe water to a community. You know that there is enough water and the people are used to getting the water from there. Your gift will create safe water by providing a new handpump, a sanitary cement seal and cement pad. The repaired well will be disinfected and tested to ensure the people have safe water!

  • Sponsor a Health & Hygiene Workshop: Provide women with skills and training they need to help keep their families healthy. They are taught things such as how to keep drinking water safe, how to build hand wash stations and how to provide critical first aid to young children who are suffering from running stomach.

  • Provide a Community with Essential Water & Sanitation Services: Help us build the foundation to build a nation by giving returning refugees the basic necessities they need to rebuild destroyed villages. By providing a well and washroom facilities, you stop the spread of diseases that quickly claim the lives of young babies and village elders.

Other Sponsorship Needs

  • $25,000: Provide a new Drill Rig: Supply a hard-working team with a new LS-200 mud rotary drill rig. After several years of continuous service drilling safe water supplies, these small drill rigs wear-out and need to be replaced. A very worth-while investment since one machine can drill approximately 100 safe water wells before it needs to be replaced. Without this machine, the National drill teams can not provide safe water for their families, their neighbours and nearby villages.

  • $15,000: Provide a used Pick-up Truck: One of the main logistical problems in developing countries is transportation. Trucks are constantly loaded to the limit and need to be driven in extreme heat and over very rough roads. Without reliable transport, the safe water drilling program grinds to a halt. Your donation will purchase a used but sturdy Toyota 4-W Drive pick-up truck to transport all their drilling equipment and supplies to the villages in need of safe drinking water.

  • $4,000: Provide required training: Equipment, trucks and supplies alone do not provide safe drinking water. Local people need hands-on training and support from knowledgeable volunteers to effectively drill boreholes, complete wells and build handpumps. A Liberian bishop helped dedicate the first well drilled by Lifewater in Liberia by saying "Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day.... Teach him to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime." Help empower local people by supporting volunteers who travel overseas using their vacation time to provide required training and teaching.

Every $1 you give provides a child with safe water for a year!


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