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About Us

It all begins with water.

Africa is a continent that abounds with rich culture, centuries-old history and natural resources. Its population is as diverse as it is inspiring, yet the one aspect almost all communities in Africa share is a tenacity to survive. Many have faced unimaginable hardships, including war, famine, water droughts, disease, and aching poverty. Every day, thousands struggle to provide their villages and families with the most basic human needs.

This is why the Obakki Foundation exists. A safe, reliable source of water is the foundation for growth in all other areas of life. With clean water, communities in Africa can do more than just survive; they can thrive.

Our model is simple: we drill wells, monitor their adoption, and then expand development in villages that show a capacity for maximizing their newfound resource. It all begins with water; from there our work expands to include agricultural initiatives, school construction, and educational support. It’s an ongoing process of development, monitoring, and mentoring that sets us apart from others in the field.

Since 2009, we have drilled and rehabilitated 850 water wells and brought water to over one million people.

Our wells reduce conflict over food and water. Communities are able to settle in one place and no longer need to move around in search of clean water. By working together to develop long-term solutions for growth, communities are able to build homes, engage in trade, and send their children to school.

We’ve built collaborative and trusting relationships with the local governments and the United Nations, creating a supportive network that expands our reach. 100% of all donations go directly to our projects. The Obakki clothing line absorbs all of our administrative costs. We believe that donations have the biggest impact when directed to the areas of greatest need.