Construction of 18 wells in collaboration with Rotary

Supply of drinking water - overviewbrunnen1

The supply of drinking water in the rural areas of Angola and Mozambique is very poor. Many villagers, especially children, catch infectious diseases due to the soiled drinking water. 3.4 million people worldwide die every year as a result of contaminated drinking water. Water is also needed for arable farming. Cattle breeding is barely possible in dry areas.





The construction of a well ensures access to clean water for an entire village, transforming the life of the village community:

  • Clean water results in a 25% reduction in the number of fatalities resulting from contaminated water.
  • Due to the shorter walking distance, the new well enables girls in particular to attend school since they no longer have to walk for hours to fetch water.
  • There is a marked improvement in children’s health, while school absenteeism due to illness is much reduced.

1. Construction of one or more wells

JAM has drilled more than 2,500 wells since 2001. This provides millions of people with clean drinking water on a daily basis.

First of all, JAM determines requirements and carries out geological surveys in the areas in question. Water samples ensure flawless water quality. Depending on the groundwater level, the wells are then drilled to a depth of 60 to 100 meters. A simple mechanical hand pump guarantees smooth operation.

JAM guarantees continuous monitoring and maintenance of the well facility for one year. A so-called WASH (Water Sanitation Hygiene) committee is also set up to deal with all issues relating to water.

Cost of a well:brunnen3

It is possible to take on funding for one or more wells. Drilling a well including WASH training costs USD 12,000.
This covers all costs incurred. A plaque bearing the name of the donor can be put on the well.




2. Construction of 18 wells in Angola in collaboration with Rotary

The Rotary Club Nürtingen/ Kirchheim-Teck has submitted an application for an international grant to the Rotary International Foundation. A total of USD 180,000 was raised. When negotiations were carried out with the Rotarians in 2014, the drilling of a well cost € 9,000 (approx. USD 10,000). The exchange rate (€ to USD) has dropped so much since then that a well now costs USD 12,000.


This makes a difference of USD 2,000 per well. As a result, therefore, a sum of USD 36,000 is required to drill the wells in Angola.
There is an urgent need to build all 18 wells at the sites in Benguela Province in Angola that have already been specified, thereby guaranteeing access to clean drinking water for 18 village communities. This is why the co-funding amount is critical.