Children accessing a manual water pump in rural Africa, highlighting the need for well-boring services to secure clean drinking water
Arid African terrain with deep gullies, a consequence of water extremes, highlighting the need for deep water wells to provide clean, safe water.
Healthy children posing for a group photo in a rural African community, benefiting from the provision of clean and safe drinking water.

Transforming Lives, One Child and One Community at a Time with Safe Water – Our Commitment to Rural sub-Saharan Africa.

Working on UKAID and World Bank projects, I formed a wish to help schools. The greatest problem seemed to be the lack of reliable safe water. We started with water for one school community in 2011. The first borewell. Benjamin Koyoo’s GroundWater NGO was already working on the problem. He emphasized the need to work with communities as active participants in fixing the water problem. A perfect fit. We set out to get safe water to 100 schools. We did it. We’ve now got safe water to over 300 schools. Well over a quarter of a million lives transformed. We’re now aiming to get safe water to 1,000 schools and communities. At an average of 1,000 beneficiaries per well, that’s water for a million people. With your help, we will get there.

A heartfelt thank you to our generous donors, our dedicated volunteer team in the North, and our exceptional team in Africa. Together, we are changing the world, one well at a time.

Nigel Linacre BEM, Founder and Chair of WellBoring

Nigel Linacre, Founder of WellBoring, sampling clean water from a school well in rural Kenya, operated by Rick Squires of Rotary.


We install new wells and rehabilitate broken wells in primary schools and communities in rural Kenya and beyond. We enable children and their families to have sustainable access to safe water while promoting education and awareness about proper hygiene practices. Over 90% of your donations to our UK, USA, and Germany charities fund water wells in Africa. By contributing, you directly address the water problem, providing children and their families with a brighter, healthier future with safe water access from early childhood on.

Transform lives


Millions of people die from water-related diseases every year. Children are especially at risk, and young girls face barriers to education. Girls miss up to 5 days of school per month due to their menstrual cycle, with additional days lost to water collection. This task isn’t just time-consuming; it can be perilous, and the water they fetch is unsafe. Girls face threats like sexual harassment or attacks by wild animals during their walks. By building wells in primary schools, we not only provide safe water, but also help with efficient water use, promote sanitation and hygiene and improve education.

Local community members filling containers with safe water from a WellBoring-installed well at a Kenyan primary school on a Saturday.

Give the gift of safe water and a bright future. Change it all.

Successful safe water projects


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£7,3 will transform a child’s life, £220 will transform the lives of a class of children, £7,300 will transform a thousand lives.

Diarrheal diseases from contaminated water kill about 360,000 children under five annually in sub-Saharan Africa.

Globally, women and girls spend 200 million hours daily on water collection, equivalent to over 22,800 years.

In Sub-Saharan Africa, the poor often pay 10 to 20 times more for water than the wealthy, yet receive inferior quality despite the higher cost.


Our African water wells are 40-80 m deep and provide safe water for an average of 1,000 people for years. A significant number of wells in Africa have become inoperable due to a lack of maintenance and repairs. Our maintenance strategy, collaboration with schools, and co-development with communities ensure consistent operation, keeping the wells running for decades.

The UK-funded Hidden Crisis Project highlights the enduring issue of water point failure, with an estimated 30-40% of water points being non-functional. We are determined to bring broken wells back to life, and maintain them so this problem is reduced and more people get safe water.

Understand the solution


Building groundwater wells is more than just a one-off project for us—maintenance is a long-term commitment. Join us in sustainably strengthening communities in sub-Saharan Africa through ESG partnerships marked by integrity and impact, delivering drinking water and changing lives for the long-term. With our operational leadership and drilling team on the ground, combined with supportive project management and oversight in the UK, we provide a high level of security, transparency, and reliability. Become an architect of the future. Join us in ensuring access to safe water to improve health, education and life quality in sub-Saharan Africa.

GBP 7,300.00

Ralang Primary School

700 children, up to 50% absenteeism. Latrines that collapse.

Thanks, Wavemakers - Mission accomplished! ✨

GBP 7,300.00

Kodida Primary School

Support 409 Kodida kids; 162 girls miss school due to fetching dirty water.

Thanks, Wavemakers - Mission accomplished! ✨

GBP 7,300.00

Ongang Primary School

613 students, 18% absenteeism due to dirty water fetched from distant, dirty earth ponds.

Thanks, Wavemakers - Mission accomplished! ✨

GBP 7,300.00

Oyombe Primary School

702 students, 16% ill monthly: Ø 112 pupils missing education each month.

Thanks, Wavemakers - Mission accomplished! ✨

Making someone smile is the most beautiful thing in the world


Our wells are durable, lasting for decades. They’re cost-effective and life-changing. We need you: as a dedicated volunteer, a generous donor, a fundraiser, and so much more. There are endless ways to better the world with WellBoring. Dive in and transform everything!

Your donation helps to change everything
  • Diseases will be reduced
  • Children learn safely and well
  • Girls have opportunities
  • Women are empowered
  • Families are healthy and survive
  • Reduced carbon emissions
  • Hunger and poverty alleviated
Help us to solve the water problem. Be the change!