It's not only wells !!
Projects are rarely the same and each proposal is judged on its own merit.
In addition to the President & Chairman the Trustee Committee, comprising an accountant, a water engineer and a retired businessman, meets regularly to discuss opportunities which are referred to us by Christian organisations and trusted contacts in Britain and Africa.
If you’d like more detail you can read How We Evaluate Projects
Over £930,000 has been distributed to fund 149 projects (many involving multiple wells). Because all our support is voluntary, less than £8,000 has been spent on administration.
In response to current thinking on water conservation, where feasible we are pursuing water harvesting and storage projects in addition to wells.
Links to our Partner Organisations & other relevant sites can be found on the Links page
These completed projects are described in more detail on their individual pages:
The Brenda Mottershead Memorial Well at Duntumalang in The Gambia
The Miracle at Jericho (the home village of Mrs Emily Maloka in South Africa)
Answer to a Prayer at the Well of Living Waters in Misaka, Zambia
Watch a project from start to finish!!
If you can do find 30 mins to watch this amazing and instructive video compiled from 48 film clips taken the construction of Kambini borehole. It is truly fascinating to see how the work is carried out and the challenges that are faced to achieve success. The final scenes show the first operation of the pump and the users' grateful thanks which is very rewarding
click here to watch in your browser
Locating the Projects
A number of supporters have asked if it would be possible to see whereabouts in Africa the different projects are located.
We have started to identify the projects on Google Maps and you can click through to see the Wilmslow Wells for Africa Projects Map. Clicking on a project title will highlight the relevant marker on the map and display some brief details about the project.
Please be aware that this was very much ‘work in progress’ (still!)