Millions of African people are still deprived of the privilege of having access to water in their immediate environment.
This lack forces millions of people, mostly women and children, to undertake a journey of several miles, sometimes twice a day, to the river or ground water hole.
Often, they find that the water there is dirty, potentially bearing disease, parasites, and mosquitoes that carry malaria.
Then, they start the hours long journey back home—where they are exposed to danger and abuse—with an average of 40 pounds of water on their heads.
The African continent faces the greatest challenge of any region of the world with roughly (330 million) people not using a clean water source. Eighty-four percent of these people live in rural areas.
This represents an increase of 66 million people since 1990 who do not a clean water source.
Africa Relief offers several types of water wells.
Below is a list wells and its details.