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    In 2015, "Building Water Wells" creator Paul Tchounga started to construct wells for the Cameroonian people, flying back and forth with materials between California and Cameroun. Since then, he was able to complete the company's first well in Yaoundé, Cameroun, and a few years after he was able to build a second well side by side for the public.

    The well-building was done inside the city, creating the opportunity to target and assist a larger population without water. These two wells have already been able to provide water to hundreds of individuals, creating change one well at a time.


But we don't want to stop there! 


    We want to continue to create freshwater access, building wells so that the Cameroonian community and our donors can see the impact right away!

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    The process of building a well is long and tedious, but we hope to give our donors a glimpse into some of the work we do behind the curtain!

    Take a look below to "dig" deeper into how our wells are built:

  1. We first hire a team to conduct a geological study to identify which ground can be used, which will work as our landmark when constructing the wells. A geologist then comes, and using his machines will help us identify and locate exactly where the water is underground, how many feet below (which can range from 200ft - 400ft), and how many liters per minute of water will be accessible to use.

  2. After gaining our terrain and water information, we hire a drilling company to come and begin to drill in the designated spot. They then begin to drill down "x" amount of feet, which will also influence the rate at which they charge.

  3. The company drills until they reach the water, then once reached, they begin to clean the hole before installing tubing (which are the shape of cylinders) which help protect the wall of the well and prevent it from collapsing.

  4. We then begin to access the water by adding a few installations to the well. These include (but are not limited to) water pumps, tubes, electrical pumps, etc. in order to help bring the water to the surface.

  5. After accessing the water, we then begin the steps towards a water study. This water study is done through the Institute of Water, in which the liquid undergoes a water bacterial study to ensure the water is drinkable and healthy to consume.

  6. We then buy a cubicle and build a cubicle stand for the well, an item that helps retain and hold in the water after it's extracted from the well.

  7. Finally, we install additional water filtration, shifting through 3 stage filters to ensure the water is safe for the Cameroonian people.

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    We are often asked how long it can take to construct a singular well. Though it may vary, the typical time range is as follows:

Without Funding: 1 year - 2 years


With Funding: 2 months - 3 months

    Breaks in construction are usually due to a lack of financial support, hence our goal is to raise more donations to support the continuation of well-building.

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    Building a well is hard and laborious work, though the speed at which the construction is done is dictated by the number of funds available.


    Depending on the well, its location, and its materials, the construction of a well from start to completion can range financially between $5,000-$10,000!

    When donating to our company, you are directly contributing to the purchase of materials and the hiring of construction and geological companies to ensure each water source is safe and up to code. You are speeding up the time in which dehydrated Cameroonians are able to access clean water sources. You are supporting those who are creating a difference, and you are changing hundreds of lives for the better.

Help us continue to create freshwater access, and build wells that can create an impact right away!

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