"...teach a man to fish, he eats for a lifetime."
You may be wondering, what makes us different?
Many have heard the old proverb, “Give a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man to fish, he eats for a lifetime”. At Hearts and Hands for Humanity, we live by this principle.
Simply put, but quite unfortunately, even with the limited resources of those in need, the Western world has created an entitlement society in most developing countries. Many other humanitarian efforts in Africa come in the form of a handout from entities whose intentions are good, but merely offer a temporary fix to a problem, rather than providing a viable, long-term solution and encouraging those in need to become self-sufficient.
Although donations are needed to procure the hard costs of the actual drills, wells and pumps, we require the local recipients of these perpetual gifts of empowerment to do the work necessary to complete the process of bringing clean drinking water to those in need. Click here to donate.
In developing countries, two things are readily available: human power and time. Combine that with the introduction of the The Human Powered Drill and the drilling of wells becomes not only a reality, but a perpetual one at that.
for small crop farmers
Help restore hours each day to a person’s life. Hours not spent on fetching water presents opportunity, especially for young girls and women who now have the chance to attend school regularly or care for their family.
Assist farmers who are simply trying to meet the ever-growing demand for food production in and around their villages to sustain life.
As the population throughout Africa is expected to double over the next 35 years, solutions are needed and Hearts and Hands for Humanity provides an answer. Although our drills can reach depths of up to 250 feet below the earth’s surface, shallower groundwater, which is traditionally less clean, is ideal for small farm irrigation.