Villagers Participate in the process
In constructing a hand-dug water well, the villagers are also involved in the process; this is either by digging the hole or by providing local materials, such as bricks or sand, needed in the construction of the well. Then EATBETA uses funds raised through donations, to build the water well and to purchase materials which the villagers cannot afford—such as cement, hand pump, water tanks, pipes, etc. Involving the villagers yields two important benefits; firstly, the villagers take ownership of the project and they feel engaged in the process. Secondly, it helps to keep the construction cost to a minimum of about $2,000 per water well. We humbly welcome donations toward this effort. Please click here to make a water well donation.
Video showing villagers participating in hand digging a water well