How many dollars do we spend a week on things that we don't need?
$1 = clean water
for 1 person
for 1 year
One $5,000 well = clean water for 700 school children in Latin America for 7 years.1
$5,000 ÷ 700 ÷ 7 = $1.02 per person per year.
One $15,000 deep well in Africa = clean water for 2,200 people for 7 years.
$15,000 ÷ 2,200 ÷ 7 = $0.97 per person per year.2
Do it. It adds up.
- A hand pump lasts an average of 7 years before needing repair. A repair might be a new set of seals in the pump cylinder. It might be a full well rehabilitation. We do all that stuff too. Then for the next seven years water is really cheap.
- Some are $40,000 wells with submersible pumps, tanks and water kiosks for 5,000 people. Some are $3,000 wells for 400 people. You take all those numbers, shake them up, and pour out $1.00 of clean, pure water for one entire year.