When visiting the family of a friend, I asked where they get their water from. As I watched their young daughter, Thérèse, playing the answer I received was shocking.
“There is a community well that serves the neighbourhood — it is an open well and the water is contaminated. We know that the water is bad and makes us sick so we add bleach before drinking it, especially before giving it to the children.”
In that very moment Fountain of Life was born.
Fountain of Life is dedicated to bringing a sustainable source of safely managed water to those in need. While many NGOs overlook the family unit to focus on constructing community wells, the primary focus of our work is centred on offering individuals and/or families the ability to own their own borehole, which creates not only dignity but long-term sustainability and self-sufficiency.