March 26, 2017

Helped Flint Home Owner with Filtration

We helped a concerned home owner today with her filtration system she uses to filter her City of Flint water. She is concerned about volatile organic compounds (VOCs), including those created in the chlorination processing of the water (trihalomethanes for instance) and would also like to reduce sediment, heavy metals, and potentially bacteria in the water. She only has a two stage filtration system, limiting the options, so we eliminated the […]
March 22, 2017

Happy World Water Day 2017!!!

Wells for the World invites you to be a life changer by making a tax deductible donation in honor of World Water Day 2017! Wells for the World estimates that it costs approximately $7.50 to change an individual’s life that lacks access to the clean sustainable drinking water they so desperately need. Therefore, a reoccurring donation of $10 a month means 16 people a year will have […]
March 20, 2017

Not all Filters are the Same!

To remove bacteria (see the attached figure) your filter must be able to remove particles 0.2 microns or larger (a 0.2 micron absolute filter does this; absolute implies the largest size particle the filter lets through, opposed to a 0.2 micron nominal filter, which implies the smallest particle the filter is capable of removing; there is a big difference between these two definitions!). Similarly, to remove […]
March 19, 2017

World Water Day – Wednesday, March 22, 2017

World Water Day is this Wednesday, March 22, 2017, consider supporting one of our two current water projects: 1) our well repair project, or 2) our drilling rig purchase project on behalf of all those suffering due to the lack of clean drinking water. The 2016 drought in Eastern Africa has extended into what should be the rainy season in 2017 and threatens widespread crop failure […]
March 19, 2017

Thank You Flint Eastside COTN – People in Crisis Helping People in Crisis!

With World Water Day this Wednesday – we wanted to thank the Flint Eastside COTN for raising $235.02 during their fundraiser toward our well repair project south of Ewuaso (Kedong) Kenya! Again, much the money was raised 10 cents at a time via pop/soda bottle returns. Proof that lots of people doing a little bit each can accomplish great things! We are impressed by the people in Flint reaching out to […]
March 4, 2014

Welcome to Wells For The World

Welcome to Wells for the World! I hope you will consider supporting Wells for the World, or another water projects charity to alleviate suffering and provide those without access to clean drinking water the resources they need to not only sustain their lives, but to allow them to flourish and reach their full potential.
March 6, 2014

Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh My

Well, we have our shots and passports, and have submitted our visa applications for Tanzania, so we are one step closer to our goal. I found it interesting and sad that I had to get a Polio booster because Polio is on the rise in places like Kenya and India. Another thing I found interesting was all of the venomous snakes (42 species apparently – the top ten […]
March 15, 2014

Potential for Elevated Fluoride in Groundwater

I’ve been doing a lot of research into the hydrogeology and water quality within Maasailand, and one thing I’ve been looking into the last couple of days is the likelihood of elevated fluoride concentrations in the groundwater within the Rift Valley. The fluoride is derived largely from the alkaline volcanic rocks (rock minerals) present in the Rift Valley (i.e., naturally occurring). Consumption of too […]
April 13, 2014


Two weeks ago I got a tiny bit of a sense of what the early stages of trachoma must feel like. I probably shouldn’t compare what happened to me to trachoma, but bear with me just for the illustration. I guess I was hurrying to take may shower and two mornings in a row I got shampoo in my right eye. The first day […]
April 15, 2014

Malaria Medicine is Expensive

Wow, I purchased my malaria medicine last week and got extreme sticker shock! Almost $7.00 per pill! But if you don’t want to get Malaria, I guess you don’t have much of a choice. I had already spoken to my normal doctor and he said you would be stupid not to take the medicine because Malaria is nothing to fool around with, so I shelled out the […]