Two Weeks To Go....
We are delighted that WellFound has been selected to be part of the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2018. We will be raising money to work in villages in Guinea Bissau and Sierra Leone in 2019. Donations to the Big Give Christmas...
November 14, 2018
The Big Give Is Open.....
We are delighted to be part of the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2018. This is the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign and starts today, Tuesday 27th November, for one week only. Anyone who gives to WellFound via the...
November 27, 2018
Independent Evaluation Of WellFound's Work
As we approach the end of the current programme of work funded by the UK Government International Development Budget, an independent management consultant travelled to Guinea-Bissau in January 2017 to assess the...
March 1, 2017
A WellFound Supporter Sees For Herself
I have been fundraising for WellFound for 6 or 7 years, not very successfully. I decided that I would be more effective if I had stories with names and photos of people I had personally met. So I decided to go to Guinea Bissau to...
March 4, 2017
A Market Garden For The Village Of Binhome
Binhome is a small village of about 500 people in rural Guinea-Bissau. It is one of four villages where we are just starting work to help the local women set up and run a market garden. On our most recent visit we saw the...
November 8, 2016
Amazing Progress In Guinea-Bissau
Dr Antony Kingsley visited Guinea Bissau from April 14th to 29th. The purpose was to evaluate the work conducted over the past 24 months, seek feedback from the communities and staff, identify new partners, and establish new...
May 31, 2022
Our Work In Sierra Leone
A short video to show the impact of our work in rural Sierra Leone.
October 27, 2021
Women-Water-WellFound: A Case Study Of Guinea Bissau And Sierra Leone
Women across the world and across Africa face a multitude of challenges every day, many of which often are not discussed. This topic is incredibly diverse and challenges which women face in one country or region can be...
March 7, 2019
In 2018 Gill Shaw, international people photographer and trustee of WellFound, travelled to Guinea-Bissau to photograph the transforming power of clean water in the lives of the impoverished villagers. Now in spring 2019...
January 26, 2019
Christmas Raffle 2018
Thank you to everyone for their kind and generous donations for our charity in our Christmas Raffle. We in WellFound are very grateful for all your support and kind wishes. From the selling of the tickets, we have managed...
December 19, 2018
Big Give 2017 Update
The Big Give 2018 is fast approaching. But before we talk about that, we wanted to give you an update on what we did with the money raised in the Big Give 2017. Last year, with your support and in partnership with The Big Give...
November 12, 2018
5 More Days To Go...
Donations to the Big Give Christmas Challenge open at 12 noon on Tuesday 27th November. All donations made to WellFound via the Big Give for seven days from this date will be doubled at no cost to you, the donor...
November 22, 2018
Where Are We Working In 2018?
WellFound has been working in five new villages in the islands off Guinea-Bissau in 2018. Work started in the summer and has continued through the rainy season. We are making good progress and there is a real...
September 27, 2018
WellFound Charity Golf Day 21st June 2018
The 10th Anniversary Golf Day took place on a beautiful summer’s day at Harleyford Golf Club near Marlow. Thank you to everyone who took part, congratulations to the winners, and, as always, all the money raised...
June 22, 2018
Holes In The Ground...
One of the objectives of the recent trip to Guinea-Bissau was to select new villages where we will work in partnership with the villagers for the first time this year. As you might imagine this is a...
April 4, 2018
International Women's Day 2018 - In Rural Guinea-Bissau
Back in 2016 the four villages of Binhome, Cali, Wapte and Paili had no access to clean, drinking water. The villages are all in the same rural area, about two hours drive out of the capital Bissau. WellFound has...
March 10, 2018
World Water Day
22nd March is World Water Day. Around the world, individuals and organisations will be marking this, and WellFound is pleased to play our part. Today our founder Howard, our Patron Mary Perner, and one of...
March 20, 2018
Cali - Transformed
Cali is a small village with a total population of 408 people in rural Guinea-Bissau. WellFound has been working here, in partnership with the local people, since June 2017. Before starting work...
February 26, 2018
Big Give Result
We are delighted that The Big Give have now counted the money and WellFound have received £13,705.40. This is a wonderful amount and we are very grateful for everyone who gave generously. Our CEO Dr Kingsley...
January 22, 2018
A New Country For WellFound
WellFound has worked in Guinea-Bissau since 2009, and worked in partnership with villagers to provide over 60 wells. We have helped the villagers improve their nutrition, sanitation, health, and gender equality...
December 21, 2018
The Big Give Christmas Challenge
We’re very excited to let you know that we have been selected to participate in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017, the UK’s largest match funding campaign. We will be raising money to work in a village in...
November 2, 2017
Three Weeks To Go...
It’s three weeks until #givingTuesday which is when donations to the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017 will open. We are very excited that we have been selected to participate this year. This means that all...t
November 6, 2017
Two Weeks To Go...
We are continuing to look at three villages where we have worked in the past. This will give you an idea what we can achieve together in the “Big Give” village in Guinea-Bissau. You can read about our planned...
November 14, 2017
One Week To Go...
Donations to the Big Give Christmas Challenge open at 12 noon on Tuesday 28th November. All donations made to WellFound via the Big Give for seven days from this date will be doubled at no cost to you, the donor...
November 21, 2017
The Big Give Is Open...
We are delighted to be part of the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017. This is the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign and starts today, Tuesday 28th November, for one week only...
November 28, 2017
Where Are We Working in 2017?
WellFound will always remain in contact with villages where we work for three years. This is to make sure that the facilities we provide continue to be maintained and used by the villages...
September 4, 2017
Alice's Diary: Goodbyes...
24th April. We were ready and waiting for the boat at 7 – it didn’t turn up for 3 hours, which gave me time to discover Joao had bought PG tips, so we had a great brew to start the day. We also walked up to...
August 8, 2017
A Successful Year's Work
For several months we have shown four projects at the foot of our home page: the villages of Binhome, Bissunaga, Quedet and Tama. These are the four villages we have worked with during the dry season from...
August 19, 2017
Honeymoon In Guinea-Bissau
In April 2017 we were surprised and delighted when a couple travelling in West Africa found our website, and got in touch with us. As a result of that contact, they spent two weeks with the team in Guinea-Bissau, visiting the...
July 5, 2017
Alice's Diary: Tama And Binhome
19th April. We woke up with the cockerels and had just started drinking tea when giggling kids started to arrive for school. We hurried out of their classroom and munching mangoes and cashew fruit (which are dripping of...
July 15, 2017
A New Role For Howard
Dear Friends and Supporters, When I was 75 years of age, in 2005, I founded WellFound. I discovered that there were people in this world dying through lack of water, something I could have discovered...
June 6, 2017
WellFound Featured On The UK Aid Website
On World Water Day 2017, Operation WellFound featured on the UK Aid website. The feature showcased a case study of some of our work in Guinea-Bissau in the specific region of Bumal. The full version of the feature can be...
March 23, 2017
Working In Nsumte-Quiumbe
Imagine next time you turn on your taps, that instead you have to walk four kilometres for a bucket of water. That is what women and children had to do in the village of Nsumte-Quiumbe in Guinea-Bissau every day...
November 12, 2015
Lessons In Hygiene
In March during Howard and Dr Kinglsey’s last trip to Guinea Bissau they visited a local school in St Vincente with our team nurse who teaches the children the importance of hygiene and washing your hands with soap...
April 5, 2015