The Sewell Family well at the Joan Jordan School was the first stop. This well has been servicing the school for almost four years. "The community was so happy and grateful that you couldn't help wonder how great the need was before the school and well were built," said Eithne Keegan, Wells of Life Board Member.
Afterwards, the group continued to visit three future sites Wells of Life will be sponsoring. The Lake Victoria School principal and staff identified the need of having access to clean water. Their current situation includes collecting rain water off rusted metal roofs and dust covered gutters and boiling it. Because their financial situation is such that affording basic supplies proves to be difficult, they have no chance of addressing their desperate need of water without outside assistance. Wells of Life will complete this well by the end of 2012.
"Why are women carrying 40 pounds of water on their heads for miles several times a day? And why are children scooping water after a rain from a pool of muddy water to return back to their homes? Because they have no other alternative to access clean water, their basic human right," said Nick Jordan, President of Wells of Life. "Wells of Life is tackling this problem by building wells in areas where whole communities can benefit. Our documentary crew captured a story many are not aware of here in the United States. Our hope is this message will inspire others to join our efforts."
Wells of Life will be hosting their first annual fall fundraiser on Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 6pm to 9pm at the Mission Viejo Country Club. Tickets are available for $125 and will include food, entertainment and live auctions. Ticket purchase can be made online, through e-mail (Luanne.email@example.com) or by calling (949) 885-7141. Corporate sponsorship is also available for $5,000 and includes 10 tickets and advertisement in the program and during the event.
About Wells of Life
Wells of Life is a Laguna Beach, California based non profit organization. Wells of Life was founded in 2008 with the sole purpose of providing East African communities with access to clean and safe drinking water. Wells of Life is committed to drilling wells and empowering East African communities with the gift of water. To learn more about Wells of Life and how to get involved, please visit http://www.wellsoflife.org.
Nick Jordan, Wells of Life