Where needed, we construct shallow wells in our Healthy Villages, using WOOSH Community Programs. Through our program, we work in partnership with the District Water Offices and Health Officers as well as the Local community. WOOSH donates well/borehole parts, the villagers themselves: donate the land, do the digging, and provide food and shelter for the masons who live in the village during the whole process. Where funds are available, WOOSH takes responsibility of the whole process.
This method of partnership creates a sense of village ownership over the well, so that the community will continue to maintain and repair the well over the years, instead of looking to the government to provide this upkeep. (This is a common problem with NGO-built wells in Uganda.)