The Big Give is open…

We are delighted to be part of the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017. This is the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign and starts today, Tuesday 28th November, for one week only. Anyone who gives to WellFound via the Big Give during campaign week will have their donation doubled at no extra cost to you. […]

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One week to go…

Donations to the Big Give Christmas Challenge open at 12 noon on Tuesday 28th November. All donations made to WellFound via the Big Give for seven days from this date will be doubled at no cost to you, the donor. We will use the money to transform a village in rural Guinea-Bissau in 2018. You […]

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Two weeks to go…

We are continuing to look at three villages where we have worked in the past. This will give you an idea what we can achieve together in the “Big Give” village in Guinea-Bissau. You can read about our planned project here: Water, making a world of difference It’s now only two weeks until #givingTuesday which is […]

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Three weeks to go…

It’s three weeks until #givingTuesday which is when donations to the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017 will open. We are very excited that we have been selected to participate this year. This means that all donations made to WellFound via the Big Give for seven days from 12 noon on Tuesday 28th November will be […]

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The Big Give Christmas Challenge

We’re very excited to let you know that we have been selected to participate in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017, the UK’s largest match funding campaign. We will be raising money to work in a village in Guinea-Bissau in 2018. You can read about our project here: Water, making a world of difference Donations to […]

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Where are we working in 2017?

WellFound will always remain in contact with villages where we work for three years. This is to make sure that the facilities we provide continue to be maintained and used by the villages. But in addition to continuing to support previous villages, in Summer 2017 we started work with three villages for the first time: […]

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A successful year’s work

For several months we have shown four projects at the foot of our home page: the villages of Binhome, Bissunaga, Quedet and Tama. These are the four villages we have worked with during the dry season from Autumn 2016 to early Summer 2017. Its now time for an update as the first year’s work is […]

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WellFound charity golf day – thank-you

Thank you to everyone who played at our recent Golf Day at Harleyford, and thanks also to everyone who donated prizes for the auction and raffle. Your generosity helped raise money to help people in Guinea-Bissau. All of the money raised will be spent in the three villages where we are working this year: Cali, […]

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Alice’s diary: Goodbyes….

24th April.  We were ready and waiting for the boat at 7 – it didn’t turn up for 3 hours, which gave me time to discover Joao had bought PG tips, so we had a great brew to start the day. We also walked up to the village school to meet Filipe to give him […]

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Alice’s diary: the Bijagos Islands

22nd April. A 5am start to loading up the pick-up with necessary tools, tents and food for the next 5, 6 or 7 days… let’s see! Now accustomed to four people in the back of a three seater, with air-conditioning and the road in good nick, the short drive felt very comfortable. The speed boat, […]

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Alice’s diary: Tama and Binhome

19th April. We woke up with the cockerels and had just started drinking tea when giggling kids started to arrive for school. We hurried out of their classroom and munching mangoes and cashew fruit (which are dripping of the trees at the moment) and went to visit Tama’s market garden. It was established whilst the […]

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Honeymoon in Guinea-Bissau

In April 2017 we were surprised and delighted when a couple travelling in West Africa found our website, and got in touch with us. As a result of that contact, they spent two weeks with the team in Guinea-Bissau, visiting the villages where we work and getting to know the people. It was great to […]

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A new role for Howard

Dear Friends and Supporters, When I was 75 years of age, in 2005, I founded WellFound. I discovered that there were people in this world dying through lack of water, something I could have discovered much earlier in life if I had been interested. WellFound finds water, builds latrines, provides health care and builds market […]

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WellFound charity golf day 2017

JOIN US AT Harleyford Golf Club, Marlow on 13th July 2017 Please join us on the prestigious, private Harleyford Gold Course in Marlow Buckinghamshire for a day of superb Texas Scramble team golf and a two course evening meal to help generate funds towards Wellfound’s work. PAYMENT AND REGISTRATION You must register yourself and any […]

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WellFound Featured on the UK Aid Website
WellFound Featured on the UK Aid Website

On World Water Day 2017, Operation WellFound featured on the UK Aid website. The feature showcased a case study of some of our work in Guinea-Bissau in the specific region of Bumal. The full version of the feature can be seen below or alternatively on the UK Aid website here. We would like to thank […]

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World Water Day
Young boy drinking from WellFound well on World Water Day

What is World Water Day 2017? World Water Day is an annual day dedicated to tackling the world’s water crisis. World Water Day is on 22nd March every year and has been since the day was designated to it in 1993 by the United Nations General Assembly. Each year, the UN chooses a specific theme to […]

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Our new website

We have a new address and a new website: wellfound.org.uk. The old site, operationwellfound, had become too complicated so we took the opportunity to upgrade. We want our new site to be very visual so we can convey something of the challenge and rewards of working in Africa through photographs. You can help! If you […]

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