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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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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Independent evaluation of WellFound’s work

As we approach the end of the current programme of work funded by the UK Government International Development Budget, an independent management consultant travelled to Guinea-Bissau in January 2017 to assess the effectiveness of the work. Below, her executive summary is reproduced in full. To discuss the complete report, please contact us. We are delighted […]

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New Year Message

It is at this time of the year that we thank our Lord for all that we at WellFound achieved in 2016, we thank our Trustees and supporters, our CEO and our teams at our offices in Greenford UK and in Guinea Bissau, West Africa. 2016 was a year of growth and change with new […]

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Why was WellFound formed?

In October 2016. our founder Howard Measham was invited as guest speaker at a meeting of the Railway Industry Association. He used the opportunity to talk about why he formed WellFound in 2005, and about some of the work we are now doing. Well worth a listen to what Howard has to say:

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WellFound Fashion Show 2016

It could have been that many of us were still flying high from the WellFound Golf Day that occurred the day before. It could have been that we were excited for the possibility of funding another well in Guinea Bissau. Or perhaps it was our anticipation for the future of WellFound.  Whatever the reason, we were all extremely proud of the fundraising events that had […]

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Visit to Guinea Bissau

In April 2016, some of the trustees of the charity had a chance to visit Guinea-Bissau to see for themselves what has been achieved. As we arrived on the beautiful islands off the shore of Guinea-Bissau, we were welcomed by the villagers dancing and singing to celebrate the work which has provided clean water and […]

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WellFound receives National Energy Globe Award 2016

We are thrilled to announce that WellFound has received the prestigious National Energy Globe Award 2016 for the best sustainable project for our work in providing clean water and sanitation in Guinea-Bissau, one of the poorest countries in the world. Energy Globe invites outstanding sustainable best practice projects in various categories in an annual competition, with over […]

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Why not become a volunteer?

Could you spare a few hours of  your time to assist as a volunteer? WellFound have always relied on the support of volunteers; from fundraising, to office admin or even research on the ground out in Africa. We could not have achieved all we have in the past 10 years without your support. We are currently looking for new […]

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Working in Nsumte-Quiumbe

Imagine next time you turn on your taps, that instead you have to walk four kilometres for a bucket of water. That is what women and children had to do in the village of Nsumte-Quiumbe in Guinea-Bissau every day. They were faced with an early morning race to the water source due to long queues […]

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