Roaster for Wells: The Campaign

Roasters for Wells is a collaborative project between 5 coffee roasters in Vancouver, and imagine1day that aims to raise at least $75,000 through fundraising. With the money being donated to imagine1day’s plan to purchase a water well drilling rig that can drill 45 wells a year.

The Appeal

We’re committed to matching donations of up to $50,000 and will also be fundraising in stores and through sales of an Ethiopian coffee launch.

As coffee roasters, we rely on the people in rural coffee-growing communities and the crops they provide us with. Roasters for Wells is our chance to collaborate and fundraise for a project that can hopefully make a difference in the lives of people who make a difference in our lives! Without easy access to fresh water, people in rural areas must travel long distances, often on foot and several times a day, to carry water back to their homes. This water is essential and used for drinking, cooking, and bathing.

Clean, safe access to water is a necessity that gives freedom back to communities, allowing children to focus on education and skill building for the future.

OUR PARTNERS

Our Proposal: Water Drilling Rig

  • Nationally, only 50% of households in Ethiopia have access to basic water services. And less than 30% of schools have access to clean water.

  • It is estimated that 88% of diarrheal disease is caused by unsafe water supply, and inadequate sanitation and hygiene (WHO, 2004).

  • Where there is no water in school the girls are absent from school for 4-5 days per month

  • Limited Water Drilling Companies and expensive

Cost of PAT 421 Drilling Machine

  • Capital Cost: $308,425

  • Drilling Capacity: 45 – 50 Wells per year

  • Running Cost Per Well: $25,074

  • Private Drilling company price per well: $36,877

Our Proposal: Water Drilling Rig

  • SAVINGS OF $11,803 PER WELL

  • SAVINGS OF $354,090 DRILLING 30 WELLS

  • $177,054 IN NET REVENUE GENERATED DRILLING 15 ADDITIONAL WELLS

  • $531,135 OF ADDITIONAL REVENUE PLUS COST SAVINGS

  • The cost saved and revenue will enable Imagine1day to drill 20 additional wells for the community

Funds Raised to Date

  • Funding Required: $308,425

  • Secured Funding: $150,000

  • Funding Gap: $158,425

Change a child’s life today!

Every donation can help give a child access to education to improve not only their life, but the life of their entire community.