Our first well was put in during the summer of 1996, and we’re headed back this year to celebrate our 20 year anniversary.

1st well


We’re so excited to visit some of the first wells and see how lives have been impacted as a result of having clean water. You can follow this year’s trip by checking out our Instagram feed, or our Facebook updates.

Check out the video below for some archive footage from 1996 and to see how the first well has been holding up:

Kurt Dahlin, Founder and President of Water Wells For Africa, returns to our first well ever. In May of 1996 WWFA installed its first well at Nchiwa in Southern Malawi. Its been a remarkable journey for us since then and an even more triumphant one for Nchiwa!