Clean Water Well for a village/school in Cameroon

$940 $4,060
Raised Remaining

Hello Everyone,  Wishing you a very successful 2014 from Sangmelima, Cameroon.  Plant A Seed and Engineers Without Borders Notre Dames Chapter arrived in Sangmelima on the 31st of December. Since then we have met with the villagers (for New Year celebration), the Senior Divisional Officer and the Deputy Mayor of Sangmelima. They are all excited about the project. The team is currently taking water samples and testing so as to figure out the best quality water to provide to the school and community. We are also working with the community to decide what type of water system will be most beneficial not only to the school but to the community general.  As of now,  a good and most efficient water system will cost $40,000 and more compared to the original $5000 system. This system will allow families to be able to connect water from the source to their homes therefore providing them not only with clean water for drinking but also with clean water for washing, cleaning and cooking. The advantages of this system outweighs the cost and even though it is quite overwhelming,  it is completely worth giving it a try while still having the option of the original $5000 project as a last resort. We can never know what we can accomplish together if we do not try. I cherish your continuous support for this project and Plant A Seed.  As someone once said, "Water is life. He who brings water brings life and where there is water there is life". Thank you so much for doing just this for the people of Sangmelima. See Attached pictures of the team.  With Gratitude, 

Ruth Akumbu

Plant A Seed


Hi generous people!!

You all gave above and beyound for which I am very humbled and thankful. As you have noticed, we did not meet the threshold needed to stay on and continue to fundraise on this site but we are not giving up. We will continue to accept donations on our website As soon as we raise the amount needed for the project, work will start and we will update you again. Feel free to contact me (Ruth) if you have any questions - or call 323-456-6239.

Please save your donation receipt (s) as all donations are tax deductible. If you will like a copy in the mail, email me at the address above.

Thank you so much for your generousity!


Thank you so much for your support! I made it back from Cameroon yesterday afternoon. Still a little weak from being sick and the jet-lag is keeping me up now which is good because I wanted to update you.

Our project stats on challenge is as follows: $830 of the $5000 need, 16 donors of the 40 need and we rank 1081 of the 10228 challengers. We only have 2 days left but we ca still do it. I can't thank  you enough for your donations and spreading the word about this project! Thank You!

Here is the video you've been waiting for!



Ruth Akumbu


After two weeks in Cameroon, we have visited all our locations and Rashel is finally back in the USA. She will be uploading a video of the project as soon as  she can as she was not able to do it from this end. Please stay tuned and help us by telling your friends and family about this project. We need 30 more donors to earn a permanent spot on here. We have raised 520 of the $5000 need to build this water well so we really need a lot of help this week which is our last week for this challenge. Help!! Thanks!!

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Los Angeles, CA United States

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