The most basic of human needs is clean water. Healing Hands International seeks to meet this need in various ways. In the nations of Ethiopia and Haiti, we own well drilling rigs and have full-time crews working year-round to drill community wells. As of early 2020, we have drilled more than 400 wells in Ethiopia and almost 400 in Haiti. These wells combined are providing clean water to more than one million precious souls. Many of these wells were made possible because of individuals who were inspired to sponsor a community well at $7,500; people like Esheron McKay. Read Esheron's story.
In other nations like Zambia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, India, Kenya, Uganda, and Honduras, we have used commercial drilling companies to provide community wells. Still, in some places, it is not feasible or practical to drill a well, so we provide Sawyer water filtration systems that will filter enough water for a small community each day. Following the earthquake in Haiti, thousands of these filters were distributed to prevent the spread of Cholera, and one special Kenyan woman named Celestine shared with us how her Sawyer filter dramatically changed her life. Read Celestine's story.