Back in August, 2016 the Living Water Project celebrated the great bounty received from our inaugural dinner. On February 1 we realized the "harvest" in terms of wells and real people being impacted, as our board committed $63,600 toward 32 new wells (in Chad, Togo and Niger) in one night! These 32 wells will bring desperately needed clean water to approximately 19,000 people. We recognize that such nights are the result of many years of cultivating relationships, prayer, meetings, travel, fundraising and other work - and, especially, the generosity of our donors.
We also set an ambitious goal of raising $250,000 in 2017, which represents a substantial 44% increase over the $173,500 that was raised in 2016 (Note: 2016 was a record fundraising year for Living Water). It will take hard work in order to achieve this, but we know that God will continue to bless our efforts as we seek His guidance.
Last, here are the all-time well numbers for Living Water, along with $ committed and raised:
- Total wells funded since founding: 307
- Total countries: 20*
- Total committed to clean water: $734,300
- Total raised/donated since inception: $786,200
*LWP has funded wells in: Chad, Togo, Niger, Senegal, Nigeria, Ghana, Sudan, Kenya, Zambia, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Uganda, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, India