Wellspring Africa

Organization: Wellspring Africa

Address: 1621 Gryn Drive, Iowa City, IA 52246

Contact E-Mail: missenc@wellspringafrica.org

Website: http://www.wellspringafrica.org/

Organization President: Cliff Missen

Student Opportunities: Wellspring Africa is a non-profit organization committed to researching and promoting appropriate technology for water development in rural Africa. Only opportunity for student volunteering is when Wellspring  Africa is preparing to send out materials to African countries on how to properly drill the well, as well as the materials needed. Must check periodically to see when Wellspring is preparing to do so.

Best Time To Be Reached: Anytime via e-mail. No phone number listed.

Regions Served: Wellspring Africa has served nearly every African country. .

Additional Notes/What Does This Organization Do? Wellspring Africa’s goal is to promote simple technologies so that the villagers themselves can become self-sufficient in creating their own water sources. Wellspring Africa believes that the only way the African people are going to see broad-based and sustainable potable water development in the rural areas of lesser developed countries is through small scale technologies like the ones being provided, wherein the villagers themselves decide when and where and how the well is to be made, as well as have the means to carry out their wishes themselves.

Submitted By: Gregory Whitaker