Transforming Lives... Just Add Water
Fresh Water Friends is a public charity that builds Friendship Teams with the goal of providing funds to install clean water wells for impoverished communities in South Asia, Africa and other parts of the world, so that they may achieve a greater level of self-sustainability and productivity.
In villages with clean aquifers near the ground surface (<250 feet deep), we install hand pump wells that are completely independent of power infrastructure. Each of these wells provides water for 500+ people every day, 24 hours a day.
In communities where clean water is deep underground, we sometimes have to drill more than 700 feet! Because a hand pump can only pull water from up to 250 feet deep, electric pump wells are the only option for these villages with deep aquifers. These wells are connected to the power grid and supplied with a storage tank and plumbing, so people have access to water even if the power goes out. An electric well provides water for 1,000-1,500 people every day.