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Our Mission

Named for one of the most overlooked but integral positions on any team, Waterboys unites NFL players from across the league in service. As Waterboys, players put aside allegiance and team up with fans in support of a single shared cause: providing clean, accessible drinking water to rural communities in East Africa.

Progress To Next Well

Goal: $45,000

The consequences of water scarcity go far beyond inadequate access to drinking water. Water scarcity limits educational, economic and agricultural opportunities and shortens life expectancies for the most vulnerable:

Education


Children, especially girls, typically stay home to help their mothers collect water or care for the household. With clean water wells, they are able to attend school on a regular basis.

Agriculture


Diverse crops can thrive, which families can depend on for their own food and sell for income.

Economy


Families gain back the time they need to create and sell goods, learn new skills and partake in other income-generating activities.

Health


Water-related diseases, which cause nearly 1 in 5 deaths of children under 5 and which are responsible for 50% of hospitalized patients, can be prevented.

Waterboys provides affected communities with clean, safe and sustainable water access by hiring local crews to drill deep borehole wells serving up to 7,500 people.

Established Wells

Site 1 – Ndughwira, Singida

Region: Singida

Village: Ndughwira

Daily People Benefit: 3,401

Well Yield: 5,000 liters/hr (1,321 gallons/hr)

Site 2 – Unyampanda, Singida

Region: Singida

Village: Unyampanda

Daily People Benefit: 3,500

Well Yield: 900 liters/hr (237.75 gallons/hr)

Site 3 – Kinyamwambo, Singida

Region: Singida

Village: Kinyamwambo

Daily People Benefit: 4,369

Well Yield: 4,000 liters/hr (1,057 gallons/hr)

Site 4 – Kivisini, Mwanga

Region: Mwanga

Village: Kivisini

Daily People Benefit: 3,500

Well Yield: 3,500 liters/hr (924.60 gallons/hr)

Site 5 – Kwanyange, Mwanga

Region: Mwanga

Village: Kwanyange

Daily People Benefit: 3,400

Well Yield: 3,000 liters/hr (792.5 gallons/hr)

Site 6 – Mwalala, Singida

Region: Singida

Village: Mwalala

Daily People Benefit: 2,773

Well Yield: 2,000 liters/hr (528 gallons/hr)

Site 7 – Msimihi, Singida

Region: Singida

Village: Msimihi

Daily People Benefit: 6,047

Well Yield: 3,500 liters/hr (924.6 gallons/hr)

Site 8 – Mitonto, Singida

Region: Singida

Village: Mitonto

Daily People Benefit: 2,600

Well Yield: 4,000 liters/hr (1,056.7 gallons/hr)

Site 9 – Longido Secondary School

Region: Arusha

Village: Longido

Daily People Benefit: 4,000

Well Yield: 7,000 liters/hr (1,849.2 gallons/hr)

Site 10 – Mwanga School of Deaf

Region: Moshi

Village: Mwanga

Daily People Benefit: 2,000

Well Yield: 3,500 liters/hr (924.60 gallons/hr)

Site 11 – Minyaa, Singida

Region: Singida

Village: Minyaa

Daily People Benefit: 2,592

Well Yield: 4,000 liters/hr (1,056.6 gallons/hr)

Site 12 – Nabarera, Kiserani

Region: Kiserani

Village: Nabarera

Daily People Benefit: 8,000

Well Yield: 16,000 liters /hr (4,226.7 gallons/hr)

Site 13 – Kangala, Kitwai

Region: Kitwai

Village: Kangala

Daily People Benefit: 4,954

Well Yield: 7,000 liters/hr (1,849.2 gallons/hr)

Site 14 – Namalulu, Simanjiro

Region: Simanjiro

Village: Namalulu

Daily People Benefit: 4,955

Well Yield: 8,000 liters/hr (2,113.4 gallons/hr)

Site 15 – Meirugoi, Longido

Region: Longido

Village: Meirugoi

Daily People Benefit: 2,474

Well Yield: 3,272 liters/hr. (864 gallons/hr.)

Site 16 – Mairowa, Longido

Region: Longido

Village: Mairowa

Daily People Benefit: 4,962

Well Yield: 20,000 liters/hr. (5,283 gallons/hr.)

Site 17 – Ranch Village

Region: Longido

Village: Ranch Village

Daily People Benefit: 3,156

Well Yield: 3,000 liters/hr. (793 gallons/hr.)

How We Dig Deep

Our innovative approach to fundraising encourages players and fans to mobilize their social networks, raising awareness and encouraging donations from corporate sponsors and everyday fans. Each donation may seem like a drop in the bucket, but the ripple effect results in immeasurable benefits for the communities we serve.

Our goal is to install 32 wells representing each of the 32 NFL teams. At a cost of $45,000 per well, we can’t do it without your help.

Affiliates

The Chris Long Foundation WorldServe International

Sponsors

Red Light Management The Normal Brand NFL Network Cardone Allison Park Church ACAC Fitness and Wellness Centers 500 Level 22Kill Champion Brewing Company Quantitative Investment Management Hilldrup Crown Royal Olson Research Group Eagles Charitable Foundation 16W Marketing

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