Trees for Africa

Wells for Africa


Drilling Wells in Africa

Rural and urban regions of many African nations lack clean water supply, meaning that every day, thousands of Africans die for reasons related to lack of clean water. With nearly one billion people worldwide lacking access to safe water, the health and economic impacts are staggering.

Many African women and children spend several hours a day collecting water from distant, often polluted sources. Children are particularly at risk in areas that lack clean water, because 84% of water-related deaths occur in children under the age of 15 years.  But an American taking a five-minute shower uses more water than the typical person living in a developing country slum uses in a whole day! 

A lasting solution is needed

ATI has already sunk three deep-water wells in areas that were in need of clean water. We want to dig many more. Well projects can support health as well as create wealth for communities. 

Upon completion, water from the wells is useful for:

  • Provision of drinking water to the community
  • Irrigation of farms or horticultural projects to facilitate sustainable agriculture
  • Domestic use by the community for cooking and washing
  • Nursery irrigation for tree planting

We believe that healing is being awaited by all creation (Romans 8:19). Provision of water will help establish food security, and help Africa become healthy and green once again.