WEFA was founded in 2016 by a group of friends and colleagues, united by their love for the people of Zimbabwe, and a sincere desire to improve their lives. For several years, we had been struck by the devastation wrought on the children of Zimbabwe by malnutrition and diseases linked to dirty water. We saw how many children were denied access to schooling due to a lack of time or money. We were committed to helping, and kept hearing the same thing- "We need water". And so we raised money here in Britain and Ireland, and sent Dr Brendan out to Lupane in Northwestern Zimbabwe, to a community called Bhomela. The drillers hit water, a pump was fitted, and WEFA was born!
To date we have drilled 5 boreholes in rural communities in Lupane, with plans to drill a minimum of 10 more within the next 5 years. Every penny is fundraised here in Britain and Ireland, and every penny goes toward our charitable aims- there are no admin fees or costs. We received an anonymous donation in the early days to pay for office costs and promotional materials. We are also extremely grateful to the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate for allowing us to use their Partners in Mission office in London. All this means that, if you give £1 to WEFA, every single penny goes to the projects. And if you're a UK tax payer, we are able to claim Gift Aid on your donation as well.