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WHO WE ARE

Wells for Zoë – Water for Life

We are an Irish voluntary organisation, founded in 2005 and working mainly in Northern Malawi, focused on enabling the rural poor to access clean, safe, drinking water. Working with women’s self-help clusters, a package including preschool, Girl Child and adult education, and Climate Smart Agriculture including planting trees, this bottom-up approach has a sustainable and life changing impact on communities.

we KNOW
CLEAN WATER CHANGES EVERYTHING

How can it be that so many people are deprived of this basic human right, considering that, in Northern Malawi, we can enable villagers access to clean, safe water for life at a cost of about one Euro each??

we are POSITIVE
YOUR CONTRIBUTION MAKES A REAL DIFFERENCE
we PROMISE
100% of YOUR DONATION DELIVERED

We deliver 100% of all public donations to our projects; that means no admin fees, no wages, no hidden extras are taken away.  All the money goes to the people and their projects.

600,000

approx no. of PEOPLE provided with access to CLEAN WATER since 2005

256

Supporting GIRL CHILD students attending Secondary School in 2018-2019 academic year

1

rural HEALTH CENTRE built

4

FARMS established for RESEARCH and TEACHING

3

GIRLS HOSTELS supported, to help with the GIRL CHILD Project

37

GIRLS to UNIVERSITY from Chipita School for 2014-2015 academic year

120

approx. PRESCHOOLS supported with materials for roofing and carer training

45,000

CERTIFIED SEEDLINGS harvested in 2018-2019 season ready for sowing and distribution

400

PUMPS manufactured and installed in 2018

1

BOY qualified from THIRD LEVEL HORTICULTURE in 2017-2018 academic year and now co-leading Planting Trees project

2

GIRLS supported in NURSING COLLEGE for 2018-2019 academic year

2,200,000

TREES PLANTED in 2018-2019 season

MEET some of US

These are some of the WfZ people

From the Wells for Zoë workers in Malawi, to the Volunteers who met some of them, to those who volunteer at home, to the Board; click and see the WfZ Personnel.

Ennet & Emmanuel Mhlanga
Ennet Mhlanga
In current / Employee / Office
Phoebe Lipenga
Phoebe Lipenga
In current / Employee / Office / Teacher
Davie Mtika
Davie Mtika
In current / Employee / Teacher
Chancy Ghambi
Chancy Ghambi
In current / Employee / Teacher
Precious Chirwa
Precious Chirwa
In current / Employee / Teacher
Chipiriro Jaha
Chipiriro Jaha
In current / Employee / Teacher
Timothy Botha
Timothy Botha
In current / Employee / Teacher
Future Kaperemera
Future Kaperemera
In current / Employee / Teacher
Boyd Phiri
Boyd Phiri
In current / Employee / Manager
Biata Moyo
Biata Moyo
In current / Employee / Teacher

MEET THE PEOPLE BEHIND WfZ

The Wells for Zoë Board Members

Below are some of the people behind the Wells for Zoë ‘machine’. These are by no means the most important as that accolade is probably reserved for the people of Malawi who are helping themselves to a better future. More of our very special volunteers, Board members and Malawian workers can be found here.

CEO

John Coyne

John co-founded Wells for Zoë in 2005 after a visit to Malawi which had left him saddened and bewildered as to the suffering caused by what he saw as the lack of access to readily available water.

Education Officer

Mary Coyne

Co-founder of Wells for Zoë along with her husband John, a former teacher and lecturer, she leads the education team in Malawi.

Chair of the Board

Elaine Bolger

Elaine graduated with a first in her Business and management degree in DIT and has been to Malawi six times volunteering. She has been very much a hands-on member of the board for many years and just recently took over the Chair in 2018.

Secretary of the Board

Roseanne Dolan

Roseanne works as a software engineer for Verizon, Oath in their Dublin office. Roseanne has been using her IT skills to improve the WfZ website as well as her business contacts to spread the word about us since she first joined the board.

What we are AIMING for in

WATER, FARMING, EDUCATION

We are always in the business of installing pumps: the Malawian people dig the wells, we provide and install the pump, and hey presto they have clean safe water to drink close to their homes. The endless cycle of walking miles for (often disease-ridden) water is broken and they can then concentrate on living rather than simply surviving.
One of the next things that comes is a little farming to grow their own food and maybe even some to sell to make survival money. We harvest and distribute our own Ministry Certified Seedlings from our model farms – no GM fertiliser-hungry seedlings for us.
The other area that access to clean water lets us move onto is the Education of the Girl Child and we are very focused on this at present enabling 278 girls to attend secondary school.

Pumps Installed to date in 20190

Certified Seedlings Harvested to date in 20190

Girls Supported in School by donors 2018-20190

OUR NEWS

All our newest and oldest posts

These are predominantly our blog posts from Blipfoto (our daily Phlog or photo-blog) but some are other news items we want to share, coupled with progress from the various parts of the Wells for Zoë ‘machine’.  Various press items and coverage are also included here. Stay tuned…

The first three below are our most recent posts and the final three are our first posts.

  • John Waters

    A drop of sense in a small world

    JOHN WATERS’ IRISH TIMES ARTICLE “A drop of sense in a small world” Monday, January 8, 2007 Wells for Zoë, water for life. Zoë we’ll come to. &#...

  • John Waters

    Finding a well of goodwill

    JOHN WATERS’ IRISH TIMES ARTICLE “Finding a well of goodwill” Friday, April 27, 2007     The new well at M’Bama is contaminated, the wo...

  • Sinead O'Connor

    Sinead O’Connor to collaborate with John Waters

    Sinéad O’Connor has collaborated with former Hot Press scribe John Waters on a charity song that will be released in March The Hot Press Newsdesk, 15th Feb 2008 Waters...

OUR SUPPORTERS

PEOPLE WHO HAVE HELPED FUND WfZ

We have had great help over the years from many donors but those shown below are some organisations who have shown us great support. Without their help we would not be able to operate on the scale we would like to.  We still pay all administration costs ourselves and 100% of all donations go to Malawi so these organisations’ contributions all went to the heart of the matter.

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We are pretty social people so have a WfZ Facebook page, a Twitter feed, an Instagram site, and a YouTube channel. We also have a photo blog site (our phlog) with Blipfoto – the people behind the one photo everyday concept of blogging. We really want you to follow us and keep up-to-date with everything we are doing. This is important to us.

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