Sweating with a Smile

by Shelton Owen A month ago, when I griped, “I’m hungry,” it probably meant that it was one o’clock and I had’t eaten since my muffin that morning. When I moaned, “I’m burning up,” I was probably lying by my pool trying to get a tan. Even today as I write this blog, I’m sitting in the… Read more »

Wells Bring Hope Club

by Andi Claman I am fortunate enough to say that, like most American girls my age, I don’t spend much time worrying about where my water comes from. Even during the extreme drought in California, the water ran from my faucet as if nothing was out of the ordinary. This is not the case for… Read more »

Meet the Blog Team

Shelton Owen is from Calvert City, Kentucky. She’s currently a senior in high school and will be attending the University of Alabama in the fall of 2017. As a sophomore, she was interested in expanding her horizons and volunteering with an international non-profit. Her interest was sparked when coming across Wells Bring Hope’s request for… Read more »

The Downside of an Eternal Summer

by Jennifer Dees We’re midsummer. Kids have been swimming for months. They’ve found out whether their skin is the type that tans or sunburns. They’ve gone to too many sleepovers to count. And at some point, usually around now, they’re checking the calendar for the day school starts. When I was a kid, I’d even… Read more »

Think You Could Deal With Even One Day Without Water?

by Andrea Levin We’ve become accustomed to switching on a light or instantaneously locating all the restaurants in a 1 mile radius on an app. But anyone who’s ever gone without electricity or their smartphone becomes profoundly aware of how easily we can take things for granted. Imagine if you had that same realization when… Read more »


by Michelle Wolf Contaminated drinking water and nonexistent sanitation have created a health crisis in the Diffa region in southeastern Niger. Waterborne illness is a fact of life for many Nigeriens, but the supply of clean, safe drinking water in the southern part of Niger is almost unfathomably low. In April, the Niger Ministry of… Read more »

Culture of Health

by Emily Johnson Growing up, I was a small child. Healthy-looking to any passerby, I was active, hyper, wide-eyed, and smiley but again, noticeably, even exaggeratedly, smaller than other kids. I was short and scrawny, with knobby arms and legs. I ate a lot during childhood, anything in arm’s reach— vegetables, red meats, starches, fruits,… Read more »

Gratitude of a Graduate

by Shelton Owen As I soak up the bittersweet last moments of my senior year of high school, I sense my departure for college inching closer. The school year has been packed with applications, scholarship essays, and an abundance of rigorous preparations for the next chapter of my educational career. It wasn’t until recently, when… Read more »

This One’s For the Girls

by Shelton Owen   On March 8th, women around the world celebrated their femininity on International Women’s Day. The special day, observed since the early 1900s, is about recognizing the progress achieved while looking ahead to opportunities of advancement. Women have made great strides in the past century, socially, politically, and economically, but the battle… Read more »

Welcome to Our New Corporate Partner – Aiqueous!

Wells Bring Hope would like to welcome Aiqueous, a water software firm based in Austin, TX, as our newest corporate partner! The mission of Aiqueous, to modernize utility operations with tools to sustain water resources for years to come, is grounded in their commitment to promoting positive social responsibility and environmental change stewardship.