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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

    school in Chitipa
    Not trying to Save the World

    from a Lucan Newsletter article of 30th Nov 2014 We are just back from six weeks in our home away from home, which.

    Clean Water
    Clean Water from another two pumps

    12th November 2015: This area, Elamouleni,  is about 40 km from the factory. They installed two more pumps here today: Details: Area:  Enyezini.

    Clean Water in the Doroba Area
    Clean Water in the Doroba area

    11th November 2015 The team were in the Doroba area today installing more pumps: Area:  Doroba Village:  Selemani GVH:  Nyirenda Pump Length:  2.70 meters.

    Clean water
    Clean water for 205 people in Selemani

    10th November 2015: The team were in the Biya area today installing more pumps: Area:  Biya Village:  Selemani GVH:  Mhango Pump Length:  2.89 meters Users who.

    Tino, the man of the moment
    Tino and our 36th trip to Malawi

    9th November 2015: We head off to Malawi on Friday November 13th for another three weeks. This will be my 36th visit, Mary.

    Clean water
    Clean water for Liwomba

    8th November 2015: Clean water is vital to the development of Malawi. Without it women carry water in place of other constructive work.

    A new pump for Chimojimoji
    A new pump for Chimojimoji

    7th November 2015: A new pump in a village changes lives forever; Area:  Chigwere Village Name:  Chimojimoji VH:  Yakwapula Contact Name:  Edson Thindwa Well Depth:  3.8 Meters.

    Clean Water for Kalanalira
    Clean Water in Kalanalira

    6th Nov 2015: Without clean water people in rural Malawi spend most of their lives sick and unable to work. More under 5.

    Irish apples
    Bumper Irish apples harvest

    5th November 2015: Yes, these are Irish apples, cropping very well in Northern Malawi. Almost all apples available to buy in Mzuzu are.

    Fees for the Girl Child Project
    Support the Girl Child fees paid

    4th November 2015: This is Rose delivering the receipt for fees lodged to the account of Katato Secondary school, on behalf of our.

    Just Maize
    Just Maize

    3rd November 2015: Maize is the staple diet in Malawi and across many sub saharan countries. In Malawi it is pounded to a.

    Halloween Costume from w4z shop
    Halloween Costume from w4z Shop

    31st October 2015: These are three Brazilian students  after their purchase in our Charity shop in Queen St Smithfield Dublin 7. The outfit.

    Supporting the Girl Child: Choma Secondary school
    Support the Girl Child: Choma Secondary school

    26th October 2015: Supporting the girl child is a new project for Wells for Zoë. What it means is that we will pay.

Some of our Volunteers

These interactions are why I will always be a supporter of Wells for Zoë and the Coynes. Their commitment, passion and focus are inspirational. They are the constants, the campaigners, the supporters and the champions of the people of Northern Malawi. But what I liked the most was their mantra, which was evidently put to practice every day – “we give them a hand up, not a handout”. This is the future of Malawi, the only way they can move forward. As the Irish saying goes "Go leor déanta, neart eile le déanamh!"
Sarah Ní Ghallachóir, Sarah Ní Ghallachóir

Notes from our Blog


ca. 600,000

people to date with Clean Water provided by Wells for Zoë


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

Wells for Zoë