About Us

African Well Fund is a registered non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to raising funds for clean water and sanitation projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. It was formed in October 2002 by a group of U2 fans inspired by the media coverage of Bono’s May 2002 trip to Africa with former Secretary of the United States Treasury, Paul O’Neill. Struck by the relatively low cost of building a well and the enormous difference that a well can make in the life of a community, we were convinced that raising the money to build a well was an easily achievable goal. It was from this conviction that the African Well Fund (AWF) was born.


All projects are implemented by partner organizations working on the ground in Africa.

Africare has been a partner since 2002. Africare is a leading non-governmental organization (NGO) committed to addressing African development and policy issues by working in partnership with African people to buildsustainable, healthy and productive communities. Africare has implemented AWF funded projects in 16 African nations.

Refer to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) page for answers to most of the common questions we receive about the African Well Fund.

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