What We Do
Well Constructed is a 501(c)3 registered charity, that aims to enable community development by providing clean drinking water to as many people as possible.
Well Constructed partners with local communities and contractors to build wells and establish well maintenance programs in the Upper East Region of Ghana.
Generous donors and volunteers make our work possible.
Identify communities in need of clean water.
Establish an association of leaders to manage the ongoing operations of the wells.
Well Construction & Testing
Construct the well and perform tests to ensure the water quality is suitable for drinking.
Community spends less time sick or fetching water, and more time educating their young people, farming, and building businesses.
Help bring safe water to Ghana
Every donation makes an impact
$5 - Provides clean water to one person in need.
$100 - Provides clean water to 20 children, enabling them to be in class longer, without having to walk miles to fetch water.
$3,100 - Builds a well that can support a community of 250 to 1,500 people for years to come.
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Where does the money go?
100% of your funds go directly to support our programs.
A well costs us $3,100 to build. Comparatively, organizations in rural Sub-Saharan Africa often pay anywhere from $5,000 to $15,000+ for similar wells.
How do we keep the cost so low?
Operational costs are covered by the Board Members of Well Constructed.
Local relationships. Rashed has built wells in this region for over 10 years and has an excellent network of reliable local contractors. Our contractors share our vision for improving the conditions of their community.
Contract wells in bulk with local contractors, and pay with American currency. This mitigates risk for our contractors, who in turn are able to give a better price.
Rashed and I serendipitously met at a coffee shop in Bolgatanga in 2011. At the time, I was a student at Santa Clara University, working on a project aimed at creating an affordable, safe, sustainable, and scalable building design for people in rural regions of Ghana. Rashed was building a tourism business and partnering with international organizations to build wells in his community.
In 2015, with the help of many generous friends, we founded Well Constructed. Since then, Well Constructed has completed 136 projects, providing more than 76,000 people with sources of potable drinking water and restoring clean water access to over 10,000!
We hope that you’ll join the Well Constructed Community by providing financial assistance, sharing our website and vision, and offering any advice you have.