THE WELL PROJECT
The Well Project was founded by our Well Project Director, Tommy. While traveling through Cambodia, Tommy found his way to an orphanage where he spent two years volunteering and living out his passion. Upon returning to the States, there was one area of concern which he could not get past - the lack of clean water in many of the villages. A few years later, The Well Project was born.
“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” - Emerson
OUR FIRST WELL AND SOME OF THE VILLAGERS WHO ARE BENEFITTING FROM IT
According to the World Bank, approximately 11,000 Cambodian children die each year due to inadequate sanitation. Since many Khmer people do not have access to clean water, they collect dirty water from retaining ponds, which puts them at risk for water borne diseases.
The average distance each family walks to get clean water is 2.3 kilometers. As a result, children often miss hours of school because they are gathering water for their families.
Our goal at Midpine is to enhance the lives of less fortunate people by making their lives easier. One way we do that is through The Well Project.
100% OF PROCEEDS FROM SOLD WELL PROJECT ITEMS GOES DIRECTLY TO THE WELL PROJECT
The Well Project puts a portion of Midpine’s profits toward building wells in rural parts of the world that lack clean drinking water. Our first area of change is occurring in Cambodia. On average, every $100 spent at Midpine will supply clean drinking water to a Cambodian villager for a lifetime.
We realize that Midpine alone cannot solve the world’s water crisis, but that will not stop us from doing our part to help. Each purchase contributes to the building of a well and in turn supplying a person we may never meet the opportunity to have clean drinking water.
Well "One" is currently under construction and should be completed in the next few weeks. Construction began before we made our first sale in order to promote change as quickly as possible. Help us build many more by joining the Midpine movement.
"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little." — Edmund Burke
Children who previously had to work for hours each day carrying water are able to attend school regularly.
With clean water, sickness and disease is dramatically reduced. In addition to drinking water, clean water can be used for vegetable gardens and fishponds, which help address the problems of hunger and malnutrition plaguing Cambodia today.
One village well can support up to ten families. A typical Cambodian household has around eight people. A well placed at a school has the potential to support up to 500 children.