Well Cost and Sponsorship Opportunities

Well sponsored by Locust Valley School in 2013

Well sponsored by Locust Valley School in 2013


Support our work by sponsoring a well.

Sponsorship of Hygiene Team or Well Rehabilitation Pilot Team also available.

Water for South Sudan offers groups and individuals the opportunity to sponsor a well, starting at the $5,000 donation level. Full sponsorship comes at the $15,000 level, which is our full cost to drill a well.  See below for new opportunities to sponsor hygiene education ($500) or well rehabilitation ($4,300).

How do we get our name or school on a well?   
Donors who reach the $15,000 level of donation can choose to have their name on a well.  We also offer naming rights beginning at the $5,000 level of donation.  At this level, donors sometimes share naming of the well and there could be up to three group names on a well.

How soon does our well get drilled?    
Upon reaching the $5,000 or $15,000 donation level, and confirming with our office, your name will be added to our well sponsorship list for a well to be drilled. Depending on the length of the list, well sponsors will usually see their well named within the next two drilling seasons. Our drilling season extends from December through May. 

How will we know when our well is drilled? 
Our drilling team in South Sudan sends us notification as wells are completed.  We then send well sponsors a letter with information including: GPS coordinates of the well; village, county and state location; and the name of the village chief.  We also include photos of the well and the banner acknowledging the well sponsor. We will send information during the drilling season if possible, or by the end of the season in June.

 Do we have to raise a certain amount of money in a single year in order to reach well naming levels of sponsorship? 
No. Many individuals and organizations work toward well sponsorship over a number of years.  However, it is helpful to let our office know if that is your goal so we can start an appeal for your group and credit any donations from the group to your effort.  Please write us at info@waterforsouthsudan.org if you would like to let us know.

What other sponsorships are available?
Hygiene Education - $500 per village

The WFSS Hygiene Team travels with the Drilling Team and provides hygiene education in every village in which we drill. The hygiene team helps villagers identify hygiene problems, and together they work on creating solutions that work for that village. WFSS trains eight people in each village-- four men and four women. The training they receive allows them to then train others. The cost to provide education in one village is $500. 

Well Rehabilitation Pilot Program - $4,300 per well
In 2016 WFSS will launch a pilot Well Rehabilitation Team to address issues found in our 2015 Well Evaluation Survey. Our survey team found that the cement platforms in some older wells have eroded over time and are in need of repair. The goal for 2016 is to repair 20 of the oldest wells with a slightly new and improved design. This will require a separate crew, travel and supplies, including large amounts of cement. The cost to rehabilitate one well is $4,300. 

Does our group need to hold donations until all the money is collected? 
No.  You may send donations at your convenience.  Our office will keep track of donations if your group is working towards well sponsorship.

Where do we send donations?
You can send donations, payable to Water for South Sudan, Inc., PO Box 25551, Rochester, NY 14625 or you can make donations by credit card on the WFSS donate page.

For more information, please contact our office at info@waterforsouthsudan.org or call 585-383-0410.