Clean water is a necessity of life, a basic human right, but 700 million people in 43 countries currently lack it. This includes millions in sub-Saharan Africa who are collecting unsafe water from lakes, rivers, and ponds on a daily basis. Many of them also spend up to six hours a day obtaining this water, forcing them to face danger and extreme weather conditions. Due to Africa’s lack of access to clean water, millions are suffering greatly from poor health and poverty.

  • Globally, water scarcity affects more than 700 million people in 43 countries.
  • Obtaining water lessens school attendance for young girls. Reducing the time to collect water from 30 to 15 minutes increased girls’ school attendance by 12% in Tanzania.
  • 1.8 billion drink contaminated water with feces, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid, and polio.
  • In 8 out of 10 households with water unavailable in the home, women and girls are responsible for providing water, lessening their availability to work or go to school.
  • By drinking unsafe water, 842,000 people die per year, with 340,000 of those being children under 5.
  • Time spent collecting water lessens productivity, costing countries up to 5% of their potential GDP.
  • For every $1 invested in water and sanitation, an average of at least $4 is returned through increased productivity in the region.


Fortunately, Africa houses a substantial amount of clean water underground, possibly 20 times more than the 8,000 miles of visible water in its lakes and ponds. The water scarcity problem can be solved – but it requires building the infrastructure to get that water to people in a sustainable way.

That’s where Embrace Relief comes in. Since 2020 Embrace Relief has built 500 water wells throughout Chad, Cameroon, and Nigeria. We also plan on building hundreds more throughout the region. Our current wells supply clean water to over 500,000 people on a daily basis, are constantly monitored to ensure peak performance, and are guaranteed to last at least five years.

Check out our interactive map to find out where Embrace Relief has completed wells, and click the link below to guide you to ongoing projects that need your donation today.


Mevlut Turk Water Well

Opening a water well truly changes and saves lives. Together we can do our part to end the clean water crisis and change the future of a community of people–mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, the elderly, infants, and the infirm. Let’s do our part to save a life today.

Raised $0.00
Goal $3950.00

Raindrop Dallas Water Well

With clean water, communities flourish. Agricultural initiatives are now possible for the first time. Sustainable change is eminent.Water increases the well-being of people. Help us build this water well.

Raised $294.12
Goal $3950.00

Tulya ve Fikret Sahinbasoglu Water Well

Clean water puts students in the classroom, improves their studies, and allows teachers to thoroughly cover curriculum, all leading to more effective learning. Lets help them to reach clean water.

Raised $0.00
Goal $3950.00


I want a water fountain serving people under my prophet Muhammad peace and blessing upon him. I want to make people face happy under his name while they drink the water.

Raised $0.00
Goal $3950.00

Ms Elin Epperson Water Well

A single drop makes a small, seemingly insignificant, impact. But when it hits the surface, tiny ripples form. Slowly, these ripples grow bigger and the whole surface begins to change.

Raised $1726.23
Goal $3950.00


Have you ever thought about the children that have to walk miles to get the average water bottle? Me and my friends have, and we have been doing lemonade stands and yard sales, but we all now this will not get us the money we require. So because of this we will need a lot of support.

Raised $2032.00
Goal $3950.00

Completed Projects

Fountains Of Hope

Embrace Relief also plans to reconstruct hundreds of non-functioning water wells throughout Chad, Cameroon, and Nigeria</strong > with its Fountains of Hope campaign, and has already successfully started the reconstruction process in Chad and Cameroon. Each reconstructed well receives the same advanced features as ones Embrace Relief fully constructs, so they’re sure to provide clean, sanitary water for hundreds of thousands more people.</strong >


Efficiency: Embrace Relief’s water wells are designed simply and elegantly. This allows us to build more wells for less money than average – which means every dollar you donate goes farther to help those in need in sub-Saharan Africa. Each of our wells cost $3,950, compared to the average asking price of $6,000.

Sustainability: Each well Embrace Relief builds is guaranteed for at least five years after construction. Our team will visit each completed well once a year for a routine maintenance checkup, ensuring that it is still providing the highest standard of clean water. During our five-year warranty, Embrace Relief will also pay for any mechanical repairs needed, at no cost to the local community.

Our Impact

The emergency solution adopted by our organization is installing water wells with hand pumps in regions with little or no access to drinking water. In most of the countries with no permanent fresh surface water, it is possible to provide access to clean water by utilizing underground water resources.

To this day, Embrace Relief Foundation has opened over 500 water wells in several countries, providing more than 500,000 people with access to clean water and improving their health and living conditions. Let’s Give Clean Water To People In Need! Start a Clean Water Project Today! Donate for Clean Water Today! Today!

Why Dig Deep Wells?

In the short term, it may seem more cost-effective to cease digging once you reach the water table. However, shallow wells are susceptible to surface contamination,</strong > contributing to diseases such as E. coli, salmonella typhi, Schistosoma, cholera, and hepatitis A. This is especially true with wells on the African continent. While 30 meters — or roughly 98.42 feet — is generally considered a safe depth, Embrace Relief ensures the best quality water by digging to a depth of 45 meters — or roughly 147.64 feet.</strong >According to the American Groundwater Trust, increasing the well depth and the length of the well casing will result in a longer flow path. The longer the length of time water is in the subsurface, the likelihood that bacteria will die-off or be trapped by soil and rock improves.</strong > Learn More About Our Two Types Of Water Wells


By providing clean, sanitary water, Embrace Relief has and will continue to drastically reduce the multitude of ill effects of unsanitary water in the region and improve overall health, sanitation, gender equality, and economic growth. Please consider donating to Embrace Relief’s Clean Water campaign today. You can even fund your own clean water well project, in which you can give your well a name and provide a description of the project to be posted on our site. By doing so, you’re not only providing hundreds of thousands of people with clean water, you’re providing them with life itself.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6

Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
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