About This Project
Training women to repair wells is revolutionary. Engagement: January 2017 Deborah Payne, MedWater Director of Health – Lynn Smith, MedWater Techical Director
- It will reduce the amount of time that communities go without safe water. Individuals either do not know who can repair wells or find that it’s too costly to hire an engineer from a distant city.
- It changes the status of women. Women with an engineering skill are held in higher esteem than those without skills.
- Training women can break cycles of corruption and puts well management in the hands of the primary users. Wells can sometimes be “broken” in order that someone might be hired to repair it.
Providing women with these engineering skills will transform rural access to safe water.