WellDone is providing technology tools to rural communities in Africa that transform aid projects into lasting utilities. Our work begins with water. While the aid community has helped build thousands of water wells across the developing world, one in three handpumps in Africa are broken at any given time. We are building a mobile water meter that measures the flow rate of water for hand pumps and faucets, aggregating data that illustrate where wells are broken and where use is over capacity. The purpose of the data is not only to keep wells running, but also to provide communities with the tools to manage, maintain, and expand their own infrastructure projects.
"WellDone" - what started as a play on words has grown into a driving philosophy. Our first well is long since completed, but the work is far from done. Our goal is to partner alongside communities in supporting sustainable clean water solutions, while engaging project supporters in ways that creates heightened awareness and lasting change. In such a way, we aim to raise public awareness of the global water crisis, while effectively providing clean water for communities in need.
While 89% of the world has access to improved water sources, 780 million people (1 in 10) still lack access to clean, safe drinking water. These estimates don’t take into account whether the improved water source is sustained over time. In fact, at least 30% of community water projects break down within the first 5 years. With the help of individuals and organizations, we can change this.
We have devised a new approach to water point management and the first step is to develop a wireless water meter for wells and other non-piped water systems.“Giving a Well a Heart” ensures its health and security for tomorrow, and thus the well-being of the people who depend on it today.
WellDone is providing technology tools to rural communities in Africa that transform aid projects into lasting utilities. Our work begins with water. While the aid community has helped build thousands of water wells across the…