Shallow Water Wells vs. Deep Water Wells
Many charity organizations fundraise to cover the cost of drilling shallow water wells in Uganda or other parts of Africa. While IFA (It’s For Africa) used to partner with many different charities in the past, IFA now chooses to fund deep water wells. As a water charity for Africa, the advantages of the deep water well have more potential to make a lasting impact. Because of the shallow depth of shallow water wells, they are more susceptible to contamination and the natural, unpredictable fluctuations of the water table. In contrast, deep water wells are more likely to consistently provide clean water year around. By setting criteria for the recipients of IFA’s charity funds, villages are more likely to be invested in their deep water well and maintain it properly, thus increasing its longevity and impact.