Project 100 by Fountain of Life cover photo


raised by 15 donations

of £35,000.00 Target Goal


The Story

Water is at the core of sustainable development and is critical for socio-economic development, healthy ecosystems and for human survival itself. It is vital for reducing the global burden of disease and improving the health, welfare and productivity of populations. And yet, today, 1 in 4 people (2 billion people) around the world lack access to safe drinking water. A person without access to safely managed drinking water, for example, from a protected borehole, is forced to rely on sources such as surface water, unprotected and possibly contaminated community wells, or vendors selling water of unverifiable provenance and quality. A key aspect of Fountain of Life’s work is to provide people with access to safely managed water that it located on their premises, available when needed, and free from contamination. Through the use and application of appropriate technologies we are able to provide the materials for the construction of a protected borehole and handpump for only £180. Our goal is to raise £32,000 in order to: 1. Purchase materials to construct 100 new boreholes which would supply at least 7,500 people with access to safely managed water. 2. Recruit and train a second borehole installaton team. 3. Keep as many boreholes in service as possible. Through Project 100, in addition to helping thousands of people access water, we will be able to purchase materials locally which will remove any uncertainty surrounding the supply of materials and ensure the sustainability of our work while investing in the local economy. Having such a supply of materials means that we will also be able to double our workforce in the field, from four to eight Senegalese, in full-time employment. The acquisition of an off-road motorbike will facilitate a quicker response to maintenance call-outs and ensure the maximum number of pumps in operation with a minimum amount of down-time.

Fountain of Life

When visiting the family of a friend, I asked where they get their water from. The answer I received was shocking. “There is a community well that serves the neighbourhood — it is an open well and the water is contaminated. We know that the water is bad and makes us sick so we add bleach before drinking it, especially before giving it to the children.” In that very moment Fountain of Life was born. — Mark Provis, Fountain of Life founder Fountain of Life’s mission is to bring affordable, sustainable, safe drinking water, improved hygiene and sanitation to those who have access to only unimproved facilities through appropriate technologies and education.

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