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A HELPING WHEEL

Even when clean water is available, it’s tough for many rural residents around the globe to collect and transport it. Some spend a quarter of their waking hours on obtaining necessary water.
Wello
Wello
A HELPING WHEEL

Even when clean water is available, it’s tough for many rural residents around the globe to collect and transport it. Some spend a quarter of their waking hours on obtaining necessary water.

Wello helps with its WaterWheel, a durable, water transportation tool made from high-quality, food-grade HDPE. Founder Cynthia Koenig and her team worked with five countries in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa to develop an affordable new take on the water roller.

The WaterWheel is a 45 liter drum with two handles on each side that makes it easier to handle while filling and emptying. Its cap-in-cap design prevents contamination during use. Reinforced axles protect from wear and tear. And the design stays balanced even when filled to capacity, so it's easy to maneuver—even through rough terrain.

For those who can pay for their WaterWheel, Wello has a for-profit branch that partners with governments, microfinanciers, and distributors. This gets more WaterWheels to more people and helps the organization be sustainable, too. Their nonprofit arm educates, conducts research, and assesses impact on the global water crisis.

Donating just $50 helps give a family a WaterWheel and frees up time to spend together, attend school, or earn money.