Water Action Decade

by Stephanie Coles 2018 marks the start of what the U.N. is calling “the Water Action Decade:” a decade-long quest to improve the world’s access to clean water. As outlined by the President of the United Nations General Assembly, “clean, accessible water is critical for sustainable development and the eradication of poverty and hunger, and… Read more »

Clean Water: Why accessibility to adequate water matters

by Britt Lipson March 22nd, 2018 was World Water Day, but not everyone observed it. Among those who didn’t celebrate were the people of Cameroon who are suffering from frequent water cuts which means the water is turned off and stops running. As a result, water is not easily accessible. Schools in Cameroon are particularly… Read more »

The Superpowers of Desert Animals

by Lilia Leung Over 80% of Niger’s land mass lies in the Sahara Desert, an arid region with an annual rainfall of a few inches or less. All animals on earth require water to survive, but desert animals have evolved the incredible ability to survive in hot, dry climates by making the best use possible… Read more »

Wrestling: King of Sports

by Jennifer Dees Horse racing, camel racing, football, and rugby are among the popular sports in Niger. Nigeriens have medaled twice in the Olympics, winning a bronze medal in light welterweight boxing in 1972 and a silver medal in taekwondo in 2016. As Kate wrote in one of her posts, one man even represented Niger,… Read more »

My Conversation with Barbara Goldberg

by Christine Clemons As we celebrate the ten year anniversary of Wells Bring Hope, I had the chance to meet with Founder and President of Wells Bring Hope, Barbara Goldberg. We talked about Wells Bring Hope, what inspires her and some of her favorite memories. One of Barbara’s favorite memories with Wells Bring hope was… Read more »

Rethinking H20

When Wells Bring Hope began nearly ten years ago, our founder, Barbara Goldberg, decided to focus our efforts on only one country. We chose to drill wells only in Niger because it is the poorest country in the world, but there are people struggling with water security around the world, and today, we’d like to… Read more »

Philanthropic Messages in Super Bowl LII

by Meghan Rees Super Bowl LII: Tom Brady. Nick Foles. Justin Timberlake. We all know the Sunday superstars who took the field and entertained us at halftime. But the Patriots and Eagles weren’t the only ones scoring touchdowns in last night’s game. The Super Bowl is known for airing new commercials with innovative perspectives and… Read more »

A Taste of Nigerien Cuisine

by Jennifer Dees The U.S. offers a wide variety of restaurants: Italian, Mexican, Indian; so many fast food places you have to close your eyes not to see them. It’s intriguing that people consider these cuisines a staple in the United States, but don’t think much about their origin. I’ve recently started wondering what West… Read more »

Son of a Nutcracker!

by Andrea Levin Don’t be a cotton-headed ninny muggins! All donations are matched through the end of the year, so it’s the perfect time to spread a little cheer. www.wellsbringhope.org/donate  

Empowered Women: A Force for Political Progress in Niger

by Kris Coulston Education is the gateway for women to climb to positions of power and influence in the world. As Malala Yuusafzai has said, “One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.” Education for women is crucial for progress and change in the world, and Malala’s words could not… Read more »