Raising $5000 to build a well in Guinea.
Through Water for Guinea, Andy Astrachan has funded 123 manually drilled wells in 122 Guinean villages, providing convenient and safe water to over 83,000 people and the generations that will follow. And today, as a result of efficiencies and declining costs, the average cost of manually drilling a bore hole outfitted with a hand pump is only $5,000 including sustainable maintenance by the local community with UNICEF monitoring.
I am asking you to help me reach our goal so an entire community can have access to safe drinking water.
“When the clean water first came out of the spout, the joy on the faces of the kids – that’s probably the most powerful thing I’ve ever seen. I knew right then and there that I could do a lot more,” Andy Astrachan
A self-described “venture philanthropist,” he is willing to accept risk on projects that, if successful, “have the potential to be game-changers,” he says.
This next phase is expected to create, and in the case of retrofitted wells greatly improve, access to clean water for at least 210,000 people.
That is what your money will be going towards.