by Kate Cusimano

On November 11, 2015 Brigi Rafini, the Prime Minister of Niger commemorated the drilling of the 1,000th well by our partner, World Vision. Wells Bring Hope is responsible for over one-third of those wells, having funded wells that are currently serving a quarter million people.

In his speech, the Prime Minister specifically addressed his thanks to the Hilton Foundation for having initiated the Water, Hygiene and Sanitation program in Niger. David and Dana Dornsife were also thanked for their assistance in acquiring the first drilling machines for WV Niger and their continued funding of wells.

He singled out our founder by saying, “And finally, to Barbara Goldberg of Wells Bring Hope for the passion she bears for Niger and her commitment to alleviating rural women in Niger from the drudgery of water.”

As an organization, we could not prouder of Barbara and all that she has accomplished since founding Wells Bring Hope in 2008. She has tirelessly championed this cause, dedicating her life to bringing safe water to the people of rural Niger, and we are so thrilled that the Prime Minister of Niger himself also recognizes her incredible contributions. Congratulations, Barbara! Now, on to the next 1,000 wells!