WellWishers was founded by Ross and Marianne Allan in 2002 to raise funds and monitor the building of wells in the villages of Ethiopia. WellWishers Trust was subsequently established in 2007. 842 wells have been constructed since 2002, providing clean permanent domestic water for 306,240 villagers in northern Ethiopia.
WellWishers Australia - funding hand dug water wells in Tigray Province, Ethiopia. These hand dug village wells were designed in Australia in the 1990s, and the construction is currently carried out by the Ethiopian non-government organisation, the Relief Society of Tigray (REST). REST has established a formidable reputation in the delivery of a range of programs in Ethiopia, and we are proud to have REST and the village communities as our partners. For the latest updates from Tigray, please go to the news section of this website.
We have a very straightforward program. WellWishers does the fundraising, REST does the implementation. WellWishers functions on the generosity of volunteer labour, so our overheads are negligible. Every $6800 of our WellWishers support provides a village with clean permanent nearby water, eliminating water-borne diseases that cause high infant mortality, saving lives and providing new opportunities - especially for women and girls.
We are accountable to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (www.acnc.gov.au), where you can access our financial reports.
WellWishers Australia - funding hand dug water wells in Tigray Province, Ethiopia. We value any support you can give to this life-saving program.