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CHANGING LIFES, ONE WELL AT A TIME.

Wells of Change is a non-profit organization that has the goal to build water wells in order to change the life of entire communities.

THE BEGINNING

We plan to build water wells, starting in Brazilian Northeast and Sub-Saharan Africa. Well by well, we intend to change the life of entire communities, continuously providing water for human consumption and agriculture, therefore bringing life, hygiene, dignity and economic freedom.

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OUR GOALS

Water

To drink,

Hygiene,

Freedom,

Quality of Life,

Life source. 

Technology
Diversity

​Technology is available to drill complex wells and monitor complex operations. It should be designed also to improve the quality of life of poor and isolated communities.

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Food

Irrigation Management of the water resources.

 

 Predictable agriculture and cattle. 

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Reason to Stay

If people have the basics at home, they have a reason to stay.  They can develop economic activities in their local of origin. They don't need to leave and to face clandestine migration.

Clean Energy

Clean energy that is also free is essential to maintain the pumps operating.

Knowledge
Transfer

Communities receive adequate training to ensure the systems operation and management of water resources

MAKING IT HAPPEN

Find a community

with the need for water, agricultural potential and a defined community leader.

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Plan the well

checking the water availability in soil, formulating a draft and estimating the budget. 

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Raise funds

raising the necessary funds to support the project

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Build the well

drilling the soil, installing the pump and a irrigation mechanism.

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Train community members

training about pump maintenance, communication maintenance, well construction and drilling.

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Report results

creating a complete report with photos of the community and process, analyzing the financial budget, usage of resources and social impact.

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Estabilish monitoring

establishing a real-time monitor of water consumption and publishing real-time data of the water volume used by community.​

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MANAGING DIRECTORS

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Mamour Sop Ndiaye
(President)

Originally from Senegal, Mamour lives in Brazil since 1998.

Experienced in projects aimed  at energy and water supply for human consumption and irrigation for isolated communities using photovoltaic solar energy, he is member of the Power Electronics group of the Electrical  engineering Program at COPPE/UFRJ since 2003, Professor at CEFET/RJ, and current head of the Electrical Engineering Department. Coordinator

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Alain Kaly
(Vice-President)

Coordinator of  Contemporaneous Africa Research Center (NUPAC).

 

Alain is a Sociology PhD, being an Advisory board member for South-South Exchange Programme for History of Development (SEPHIS), President at VidaBrasil-Salvador Non-Profit Organization and Associate Professor at GRENAL – Université Perpignan – France.

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Fatou Ndiaye
(Communications Director)

Fatou Ndiaye is Student, speaker, columnist at Folha de São Paulo, besides digital influencer. Her adicience has 111 thousand followers on Instagram and 91 thousand on Twitter, taking positions around themes like anti-racism, social, economical and geo-politics.

 

Fatou started an educational company called Afrika Academy, the initiative aims to share knowledge in the African continent.

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Armando Clemente
(Finance Director)

Professor for many years for the Industrial Engineering Program at COPPE/UFRJ. Armando had several executives and management roles. Including managing director at COPPE, Vice-Dean for Extension and Development at UFRJ, Science and Technology Vice-Secretary of State of Rio de Janeiro. Being currently the Coordinator for Technology-based Business Incubator at COPPE-UFRJ.

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Mauro dos Reis
(Assets Director)

Electrical Engineer and PhD, Mauro have experience in Electrical Engineering, with emphasis on Power Electronics aimed at renewable energies.

 

He is a professor in the Electrical Engineering department at CEFET / RJ and is the current director of higher education of the institution.

BOARD OF ADVISORS

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Ricardo Clemente

Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Ricardo is a Electronic engineer  with masters in AI and co-founder and co-head of Intelie.

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Leonardo Molinari

Co-founder of the non-for-profit organization called “Casa de Mae Inc.”, Leonardo is a brazilian geologist who have worked in multiple countries around the world providing geological interpretation and drilling wells.

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Carlos Eduardo Melo

Computer Scientist, Professor, Researcher and specialist in Data Science for Social Good, Carlos Eduardo leads the research group DBEM (acronym for Data Science for Social Good), tackling real-world problems with data-driven solutions.

FOUNDING SPONSORS

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