Wells of Hope has successfully drilled deep water wells, against incredible odds, to bring clean, potable water to the front door of tens of thousands who thirst in the mountain regions of Jalapa and Jutiapa

At any given time, close to half the population of the developing world is suffering from waterborne diseases associated with inadequate provision of water and sanitation services

Erik Peterson, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Fresh Water Program

A person dies every seven seconds due to water related diseases! This staggering statistic emphasizes the urgency for mobilization. It is usually children, two years of age and under that continue to contribute their parasite-ridden corpses to this unbelievable death tally.

How is it possible that modern day society, the most intelligent and educated era that the world has ever known, can justify the expenditure of billions of dollars on entertainment
facilities, technology, and space exploration while the most vulnerable of our human race, the poor, cry out to us in thirst?

Wells of Hope is determined to make a difference! Overcoming many roadblocks, hurdles and frustrations, Wells of Hope has successfully transported its own drilling equipment to Jalapa, one of the poorest regions of Guatemala, Central America.

In this mountainous terrain, the women are enslaved to walking anywhere from two to ten kilometres per day in search of precious, life-giving water.

They fulfill this backbreaking task by carrying on their heads twenty litre buckets of dirty, bacteria infested water over steep, mountainous terrain, to their mud-brick, one room home This contaminated water, the only source of water available to these poor, mountain communities, ends the lives of many a child before he or she sees its third birthday.

Wells of Hope has successfully drilled 29 deep-water wells in these water-starved communities, ranging in depth from six hundred to one thousand two hundred feet. As a result, there are now tens of thousands of Guatemalans receiving reliable, clean water most of them directly to their homes. Where there was once no hope, people’s lives have changed dramatically.

The health of the community has greatly improved. Women are relieved of the time consuming, endless search for this liquid. Water is now available to allow small vegetable gardens all year around. The doors to a better tomorrow have been opened!

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