Help us give the gift of water

 
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.

Fundraising

Generous donors and volunteers make our work possible.

Community Selection​

Identify communities in need of clean water.

Community Engagement 

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 Empowerment

Community spends less time sick or fetching water, and more time educating their young, farming, and building businesses.  

Our impact

88

Projects completed

50,000+

Access to clean water

2015

Active since
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.

  • 2018 IRS Filing 990-EZ

  • 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.  

How do we keep the cost so low?
 
Who we are
Ghana Team
Rashed Anaba

Co-Founder and Country Director, Ghana
 

Hometown: Bolgatanga, UER, Ghana

Background:

  • 10+ years experience building wells in Ghana

  • 10+ years experience leading groups of international volunteers in Ghana
     

Hobbies: Creating and listening to music, cooking

Samuel Nsorh Anaba 

 Treasurer, Ghana

Hometown: Bolgatanga, UER, Ghana


Background:

  • Project management at Zenith University Accra

  • Director at Ekklesia Farms limited, and under agronomist training at Ghanaveg

  • Administration and operations assistant at Edmund Insurance Brokers

Hobbies:  Researching, reading, traveling,  raising livestock / farm research

Anaba Moses Atanga

Country Secretary, Ghana

Hometown: Bolgatanga, UER, Ghana


Background:

  • Hardware & Networking Engineering at IPMC College of Technology​

  • Assistant IT Engineer at Phinics Technology

 

Hobbies: Volleyball, listening to Christian music

Board of Directors
Nathan Rogers

Co-Founder and President
 

Hometown: Seattle, WA, USA


Background:

  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Santa Clara University, Valedictorian​

  • Operations and construction management experience at Turner Construction, Google, and Google Fiber

Hobbies: Basketball, coding

Justin Nowell

Board of Directors

Hometown: Reading, MA, USA


Background:

  • B.A., Mathematics, Boston College

  • MBA, New York University

  • Product management and engineering roles at Google, charity: water, TripAdvisor, and BiddingForGood

Hobbies: Travel, sports, film

Marjani Nairne

Director of Strategy and Finance
 

Hometown: New York, NY, USA


Background:

  • B.A., Political Science, Swarthmore College, Honors​

  • MBA Candidate at MIT Sloan; Formerly Compensation Analyst at Google and Assistant Vice President of Strategy and Operations at The Clearing House

  • Experience researching public health policy in India, China, and South Africa

Hobbies: Running, meditation, exploring large cities

Christian Putnam

Treasurer

 

Hometown: Arlington, VA, USA


Background:

  • B.S., Accounting & Information Systems, Virginia Tech​

  • Certified Public Accountant & Certified Fraud Examiner

  • Accountant at Atlas Lane

 

Hobbies: Outdoors, travel, music, reading

Marc Thomas

Vice President

Hometown: Lowell, MA, USA


Background:

  • BS in Plastics Engineering

  • Engineering, Business Development and Strategy roles at Ford, General Electric, Dyesol

  • Leadership, Strategy, Operations roles at Livescribe, EyeFluence, Google

  • 4 Multi-Nationals, 13 startups, one passion: People!

Our Story

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 over 40 projects, providing more than 30,000 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.  

Thank you,

Nathan Rogers

 
Contact Us

We welcome your questions, comments, and suggestions via the form below or by emailing info@wellconstructed.org. 

 

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