WHI strives to empower and generate accountability among the communities we serve by involving villagers in every aspect of our work. Upon arriving on site, our team works closely with the local church and community leaders to choose a well location that best serves the people’s needs. During the drilling process, community members aid in everything from acquiring materials and well construction, to providing meals for our crew, to participating in sanitation and hygiene training. After the completion of a well, the village forms a water well committee responsible for well conservation. The 9 member committee then establishes village bi-laws to govern the usage of the well and is provided with maintenance training and resources.