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Wells for Zoë – Water for Life

We are an Irish voluntary organisation, founded in 2005 and working mainly in Northern Malawi, focused on enabling the rural poor to access clean, safe, drinking water. Working with women’s self-help clusters, a package including preschools, adult education and conservation farming, this bottom-up approach has a sustainable and life changing impact on communities.



What we Do

    Malawi Board
    Review of 2013

    2013 in Review Thanks to all of you, who donated over 90,000 Euro, and thanks to the Malawian people who managed to do.

    Having a go
    Kerstin’s Impressions of Mzuzu

    Well Kerstin’s back with her blog Impressions of Mzuzu and lots more pics and video for you to see. Installation of PUMP 6 Installation.

    Kerstin's pumps
    Kerstin’s First Impressions of Africa in Malawi

    You can see these first impressions and more at Kerstin’s blog site. Also, catch up with her reports on the installation of the.

    DIT students help dig well at farm
    Digging a Well in Malawi

    Video by Lee Murray, DIT School of Computing, made on his recent 6 week trip to Malawi.   This is what Lee says.

    St Marks support us
    St Marks support us

    20th May 2014: Some time ago we went to St Marks Community School in Tallaght at the request of one of their teachers,.

    w4z CD: Wells for Zoë - Water for Life
    w4z Supporters

    We have just added multiple pages about some of our many SUPPORTERS.  Without them we would not be able to function so a.

    Kerstin at Dingle Mini Marathon
    Kerstin’s final run

    Kerstin did her final run in Dingle on Sat 17th and this is what she sent us: Time 53.30min! Dingle was absolutely gorgeous.

    Kerstin & Claire Phoneix Park run
    Kerstin & Claire’s Phoneix Park run

    Kerstin and Claire have now completed their “8K Leg it for your liver run” in the Phoneix Park on Wed 14th. Kerstin had.

    Little Boy in Kenya slide
    Claire’s 5K Darkness into Light run

    Claire’s first run was the 5K Darkness into Light run through the grounds of Malahide castle. She had this to say about the run: So.

    wear the fox hat meet w4z DIT volunteers Elaine & Aisling
    Wear the fox hat visit

    We had a visit from Helene and Scott Cable from Surrey, England, of blog site www.wearthefoxhat.us. They are travelling and experiencing Africa at the moment.

    Darkness into Light run
    Kerstin’s 5K Darkness into Light run

    Kerstin sent us this following her 2nd run — the ’5K Darkness into Light run’ which she completed in 27min 14sec: 2nd run.

    Chifundo Foundation workers
    A letter from Chifundo Foundation

    We were delighted to receive this letter a few days ago from the Chifundo Foundation who are based in Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Thank you for.

    Kerstin's Samsung nightrun
    Kerstin’s 10K night run is in the bag

    We are delighted to report that Kerstin Rieger has completed the first of four races (10K of 33K) to raise money for Wells for Zoë and so.

Some of our Volunteers

Going home, I know why I am here. I am not here to do the jobs that the Malawi people could do in half the time. I am not here to teach or to preach, to lead or to be followed. I am here to work with the people, to build friendships, a network of support and encouragement that can be continued long into the future. I know that while I may be back in Ireland soon, Wells for Zoë will continue to be here in Malawi, and will continue to be a community of people that will always be there, that will always offer help and support, that will always extend the hand of friendship and that will never give up.
Tessa Fleming, Tessa Fleming

Notes from our Blog


people with Clean Water provided by Wells for Zoë

our latest figures

Meet some of the W4Z people

John Waters
John Waters

Board Member: John Waters (born on 28 May 1955) is a columnist with The Irish Times, a former editor of