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.
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.
Quality of Life,
Irrigation Management of the water resources.
Predictable agriculture and cattle.
Clean energy that is also free is essential to maintain the pumps operating.
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.
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.
Communities receive adequate training to ensure the systems operation and management of water resources
MAKING IT HAPPEN
establishing a real-time monitor of water consumption and publishing real-time data of the water volume used by community.
Find a community
with the need for water, agricultural potential and a defined community leader.
Plan the well
checking the water availability in soil, formulating a draft and estimating the budget.
raising the necessary funds to support the project
Build the well
drilling the soil, installing the pump and a irrigation mechanism.
Train community members
training about pump maintenance, communication maintenance, well construction and drilling.
creating a complete report with photos of the community and process, analyzing the financial budget, usage of resources and social impact.
Mamour Sop Ndiaye
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
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.
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.
Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Ricardo is a Electronic engineer with masters in AI and co-founder and co-head of Intelie.
Mauro dos Reis
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
Lawyer graduated from Universidade Cândido Mendes. Specialized in Business law from UCAM, Contracts and Litigation and Arbitration Mediation from FGV and Law, Corporate Governance and Compliance from Universidade de Coimbra - Portugal.
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.
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.
Though you are no longer with us, you will never be forgotten. May your memory be forever held in this project.