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

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The average costs to sponsor various types of water projects in Africa or Haiti are listed below. If you wish to sponsor a well or other project but can't afford to do so by yourself, we will gladly 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:

Project Sole Sponsor (USD)



Drill a new water well $5,000 $2,500

Rehabilitate an existing well, including replacing a broken hand pump

$1,200 $600
Repair a broken hand pump $100 $50
Sponsor a health & hygiene workshop $500  $250

Build communal toilets

$4,500 $2,250
Provide a community with several essential services (well, pump, toilets, health & hygiene workshop)
$7,000 $3,500
  1. Costs are in U.S. dollars because all our overseas spending commitments are in USD. Prices can vary with well depth, location, and country.
  2. These are average costs at sites selected by local Lifewater workers. It may cost more for a project at a site the sponsor selects if Lifewater is not already working in that area.
  3. If you want to sponsor a well or other project in Africa or Haiti in a community of your choosing, the cost may be at least $1,000 more. For a well with limited public access, the cost is typically at least $3,000 more. See pricing notes
  4. Villagers actively participate in the work, usually contributing $100 to $300 towards each project through cash payments, supplies, labour, and services.


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

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