Transforming lives through appropriate technologies
Fountain of Life is dedicated to bringing a sustainable source of safe water to those in need. Our primary work is centered on offering individuals, families or groups of families the ability to own their own well, which creates not only dignity but long term sustainability and self-sufficiency. By using locally sourced materials, a little ingenuity and manual drilling techniques, the cost of having a source of safe water can be greatly reduced. So much so, that families can afford to have their borehole including a pump installed at their own homes and no longer have to rely on contaminated open community wells.
Obviously some specialist equipment is needed to be able to access the water that is often just a few meters beneath our feet.
Rather than importing expensive, complicated equipment from overseas our tools and well-drilling equipment are made to order by local craftsmen from locally sourced materials.
This not only keeps costs down but also eliminates many maintenance and repair issues.
Because the pump for each well is custom made from locally sourced materials it is not only cheap to make but it is also simple to understand and inexpensive to repair.
If the pump owner is not able to diagnose and repair the problem for themselves our team of well drillers are always available to carry out repair work and keep the water flowing.
WHY WE NEED YOU
None of the work that we do would be possible without people just like you. When you partner with Fountain of Life you can have a direct impact and transform people’s lives.
Opportunity starts with water. Access to safe water can protect and save lives, just because it's there. Access to safe water has the power to turn time spent into time saved, when it's close and not hours away. Access to safe water can turn problems into potential: unlocking education, economic prosperity, and improved health. Water is the way to break the cycle of poverty, to protect and save lives and to make a bright future possible for all.
Since our goal is empowering locals, we do not bring mission or work teams to do the drilling. Instead we focus on providing the training, logistical support, materials and encouragement to allow locals to be agents of change themselves. However, this does not mean that we don’t need you!