Water

The Process

We work closely with students to raise funds for clean water projects. We then pool these funds and contract each individual project through a development partner who has met our strict standards. 

The Technology

The first well funded by the Wishing Well students at Oklahoma Christian University. The well was a gift to the people of Awasa Ethiopia. 

The first well funded by the Wishing Well students at Oklahoma Christian University. The well was a gift to the people of Awasa Ethiopia. 

We do not adhere to any one solution. Rather, we believe that water projects should be appropriate to the context of the people they serve. In the past we have funded boreholes, captured springs, well rehabilitations, bio-sand filters, locally owned well drilling equipment, and we are continually researching new concepts. 

The Success

The student movement of Wishing Well has funded clean water projects in over ten different countries. While our main focus is Rwanda, we have also worked in Uganda, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Ethiopia, Togo, Haiti, the Philippines, and Nicaragua. 

Matching Compassion with Wisdom and Creativity

Providing sustainable clean water solutions can be incredibly complex. Our hope is to do more than put large metal straws in the ground. In all of our water project we strive to place the people we serve ahead of the project that serves them. We specialize in funding water projects that empower local initiative and participation. To learn a bit more about just how we do this, check out the TEDx talk by CEO Ryan Groves.

"Responding to Crisis With Creativity" - TEDxOKC Ryan Groves