Water is a source of life, yet over 1/6th of the world’s population lack access to safe drinking water. A further 2.5 billion, including 1 billion children, live without basic sanitation. Over the past 3 years, with your support, Darlington Steve Foundation will be able to empower thousands of people through its water and sanitation projects. Water impacts every aspect of life.

Access to safe water and sanitation can quickly turn problems into potential – unlocking education, work opportunities, and improved health for women, children and families across the world. Millions of people living in the poorest areas of Africa have no source of clean water.  Often, they walk miles just to fill a bucket with dirty water from a pool sullied by animal waste and infected with disease.

Darlington Steve Foundation is appealing for your support by assisting in digging wells and providing clean access to water to the needy. We have discovered some local community in Eastern Cape & Limpopo Provinces where assess to clean water is impossible.

You can transform lives of families around the entire African continent. Every single penny will help bring clean water to communities in need.

Providing water in this way is a very good way of offering a continuous charity as the donor can expect to reap a blessing for as long as the well supplies water.

Your donations to Darlington Steve Foundation General Water Fund will allow us to continue to help people gain access to safe, clean drinking water and sanitation services. Your support will bring relief to families and allow them to protect themselves against waterborne diseases such as diarrhea, cholera and typhoid.

  • Aid women and girls in that they will no longer need to fetch water and endanger themselves, and can instead devote more time to study and work.
  • Empower communities in rural areas to access water sources to prosper in their livelihood and agricultural activities.

Your support = clean water = opportunities


I have donated a well, what happens next? Thank you for your donation, our teams will be on the ground using local knowledge to situate a well in an area of need.

The well will be constructed as soon as weather/local conditions permit.

Once the well has been built, you will receive photos, a completion report as well as a certificate.

If you wish to receive a certificate upon completion from your donation, please request this via email at info@darlingtonstevefoundation.org

How long does it take to build a well? This all depends on the current circumstance on the ground, we try to build as soon as conditions permit, and the average time will be between 3 – 5 months which we believe is reasonable as we have heard other charities take up to 2-3 years. This will also be dependent on reaching the targeted funds required to pay the service provider.

Where will my well be built? Currently we are working in South Africa, Cape Town and small villages in the poorest regions where there is a dire need for communities to have access to clean safe water.

Although we would love our Donors to choose where the well be built, we can’t facilitate this request as this will increase administration costs, something Darlington Steve Foundation Appeal wants to avoid as we believe all funds should be dedicated to actually helping the needy thus avoiding unnecessary admin costs.

What is the difference between a shallow well and deep well? Average depth of Shallow Water Well will be 250 to 300 feet and a deep well be 350 to 400 feet. Apart from the depth, the key difference is that some areas do not allow for us to build a shallow well as it will not be safe for drinking purposes. A deep well is usually placed in a more remote area as to where no wells have been built due to the high cost of implementing a deep well and therefore it will be beneficial to a larger community.

What are the selection criteria of the place chosen to build a well? Lack of pure surface water (gap of surface water for whole/part of the year) | No Water supply by WASA or Municipality or any other entity | Surface water is polluted | Sufficient space to install a Tube-well | Remote village area | Near institutions (church / School / Market etc) | Highly populated areas | Financially poor families/villages

Will I get updates? How will it be monitored? This project will be monitored through supervision by both programme personnel and internal control staff i.e. the Internal Audit and Monitoring and Evaluation Team. A Completion Report will be made at the end of the project. For specific updates, please contact us via email or phone.

Can I dedicate/put multiple names on a well? We do not limit the number of names that can be put on a well, though we do have a space limit of 35 characters, as going past this will not fit on the plaque with a legible font size.

I have other questions regarding my well: Please feel free to contact us via email on info@darlingtonstevefoundation.org