Materials for a hand dug well - $110
Money well spent
It's fine to dig a well by hand but it simply won't last unless it's sealed with sand and stones to prevent contamination. This simple but practical gift lasts and lasts by ensuring that the water from the well stays safe and clean.
"The problem of water for the community inspired me to volunteer to be part of the team doing the digging. It is hot and it is very hard. I dig because children here have bilharzia from the stream. It is painful but they are brave and try not to cry. The stream is bad for us, the pigs and cows go to the stream too. I am tired but it is good
to dig." Robby Muchundu, Zambia