Case Study: Bento’s Story

When we sit behind our computers or staring down at our phones, we can be disconnected from the realities on the ground. Behind every photo, every update and every post on social media, there are real people with real stories. This is one of them: Bento, 25 years old: Bento learned farming from his parents. […]

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The Importance of Water

We live in a time where everything is readily available. From buying food to travelling to even reading this very article, life has never been so simple. So, it’s not surprising that we often forget what goes on behind the scenes, all the complicated processes that make many aspects of life so effortless. But let’s […]

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Women-Water-WellFound: A Case Study of Guinea Bissau and Sierra Leone
Volunteer for Operation WellFound this Easter

Women across the world and across Africa face a multitude of challenges every day, many of which often are not discussed. This topic is incredibly diverse and challenges which women face in one country or region can be radically different from those faced elsewhere on the continent. Indeed, for any topic regarding Africa to be […]

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Photographic exhibition

In 2018 Gill Shaw, international people photographer and trustee of WellFound, travelled to Guinea-Bissau to photograph the transforming power of clean water in the lives of the impoverished villagers. Now in spring 2019 she is putting on a major photographic exhibition in London: “Everyone in this world deserves clean, running water”. The exhibition details are […]

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Thank you

We are delighted to say WellFound raised £18,625.75 during the week of the Big Give. This is a fantastic amount and we are very grateful to all who gave. We would also like to thank those who provided the match funding, and to acknowledge that we also received a significant amount of Gift Aid. All this […]

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Two weeks to go…

We are delighted that WellFound has been selected to be part of the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2018. We will be raising money to work in villages in Guinea Bissau and Sierra Leone in 2019. Donations to the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2018 will open on #GivingTuesday, 27th November. All donations made to WellFound via the […]

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Big Give 2017 – update

The Big Give 2018 is fast approaching. But before we talk about that, we wanted to give you an update on what we did with the money raised in the Big Give 2017. Last year, with your support and in partnership with The Big Give, we doubled your donations and raised a grand total of […]

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Where are we working in 2018?

WellFound has been working in five new villages in the islands off Guinea-Bissau in 2018. Work started in the summer and has continued through the rainy season. We are making good progress and there is a real sense of WellFound and the local people working together. We’ll publish updates on each village in the coming […]

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Before and after…

Over the last few days we have been featuring a series of reports from Gill Shaw, one of our trustees, on our Facebook page. This followed her recent recent visit to Guinea-Bissau to take photographs for an exhibition to graphically illustrate the needs that exist, and the transformation that clean water can enable. We’ve now […]

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Holes in the ground…

One of the objectives of the recent trip to Guinea-Bissau was to select new villages where we will work in partnership with the villagers for the first time this year. As you might imagine this is a very difficult task as there is so much need. This is a village on the island of Caravela […]

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World Water Day

22nd March is World Water Day. Around the world, individuals and organisations will be marking this, and WellFound is pleased to play our part. Today our founder Howard, our Patron Mary Perner, and one of our trustees Gill Shaw are travelling out to Guinea-Bissau. Gill, who works as an international photographer, will be bringing back […]

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Cali – transformed

Cali is a small village with a total population of 408 people in rural Guinea-Bissau. WellFound has been working here, in partnership with the local people, since June 2017. Before starting work, the WellFound CEO and local Project Manager in Guinea Bissau undertook a needs assessment. They identified that the village lacked access to fresh […]

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Pancakes Day

Today we celebrated Pancakes Day and we invited a few families and their kids to drop in for a feast. Everybody that came made the event special and the kids learnt about how people in West Africa survive with little or no clean water.           Thank you everyone that came and […]

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End Poverty 2030

WellFound was represented today at an important meeting in the Houses of Parliament in London. A Christian organisation called End Poverty 2030 was launching a new initiative based around the sustainable development goals set by the United Nations. This is a list of 17 goals to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and protect the planet, […]

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