A WellFound supporter sees for herself

I have been fundraising for WellFound for 6 or 7 years, not very successfully. I decided that I would be more effective if I had stories with names and photos of people I had personally met. So I decided to go to Guinea Bissau to see the work for myself.

The first part of the trip was spent visiting projects on the islands. I met people in every village and all the feedback I received from the villagers was positive. I saw for myself the market gardens full of vegetables. I heard about the reduction in diarrhoeal diseases and malaria that were the direct result of hygiene training and the building of latrines. I was told of the joy that having clean water generated.

The story was the same during the second part of my visit, on the mainland. I was very impressed when I went to a village where the money donated by one of the churches that I had spoken at had been spent. It was very special when I was able to return to that church when I got back and show them what had been achieved with their help.

Towards the end of my visit I went to three villages who each wanted WellFound to work in their village. However, there were only enough funds for one project. I was asked which village should have fresh water and which two would not. That was the greatest incentive to raise more money.

I was very impressed with the way projects were managed and overseen. I was impressed with the dedication of the staff and the fact that no money was being wasted. The whole operation is well designed and thought through. Well done WellFound.

 

Belinda

February 2017

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