Deerfield Beach, FL – October 2, 2017 – As representatives and sponsors of Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF) traveled across southern Africa to deploy much-needed water filters, a different type of relief effort was underway back home in the United States. WWIF teamed up with its partners to provide critical relief for those affected by hurricanes in Texas and Florida. The relief effort was dedicated to Martin Coles.
In late August, the devastating floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey destroyed thousands of homes
"This is the story about an NGO helping a few, yet in many ways it’s the story of South Africans living in dire conditions unknown to many city dwellers and arguably even government."
Courtesy of EWN, who published this feature article on 13th September 2017:
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Deerfield Beach, FL – July 17, 2017 - With its 10-1-10 Africa Expedition only six weeks away, Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF) gained some valuable exposure for its clean-water mission. Two WWIF representatives, Issa Al-Kharusy and Ken Lister, were interviewed by Khuluma, the in-flight magazine for Kulula, a South African airline which focuses on flights to and from Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg.
Al-Kharusy is CEO of KDF Fluid Treatment and Senior VP of Strategic Development & Global Marketing for WWIF
Deerfield Beach, FL – June 1, 2017 - With its 10-1-10 Africa Expedition only three months away, Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF) USA and WWIF South Africa are making a strong marketing push this summer to get additional companies to join the effort by sponsoring and/or joining the expedition itself.
“We’re making every effort to spread the word about this event,” said Guillermo Guzman, CEO and Founder of WWIF. “Several generous sponsors have already signed on. We’re asking that anyone who’s
Deerfield Beach, FL – May 15, 2017 - Representatives of Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF) attended and exhibited at the 2017 WQA Convention & Exposition in Orlando, Florida, to raise funds and awareness for the cause of clean water. The three-day gathering of water-industry professionals was preceded by WWIF’s 5th Annual Golf Tournament at the Shingle Creek Golf Club on March 28.
More than 30 golfers played in the event. Their registrations and the sponsorships of 34 companies netted
Deerfield Beach, FL – February 15, 2017 - Wishing Well International Foundation’s 10-1-10 Africa Expedition will begin on Friday, August 25 and will conclude 10 days later, on September 3. During the expedition, WWIF representatives and sponsors will travel in a convoy of 4x4 vehicles across southern Africa to deploy water filtration systems. The trip will present a unique opportunity to join the effort of providing clean water to those most in need, plus the adventure of traveling through Africa.
Deerfield Beach, FL – June 15, 2016 - Representatives of Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF) from the US and South Africa successfully completed a small-scale expedition across southern Africa. The group deployed more than 30 water filters during the week-long adventure. They also reinforced relationships in the region, monitored filters deployed in years past and installed new biofoam filters for the first time. The trip further prepared WWIF for next year's big event; the 10-1-10 Africa Expedition. The '10-1-10' in
Deerfield Beach, FL – May 2, 2016 - Representatives of Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF) from the US and South Africa have laid out the itinerary details for their ‘mini expedition’ that begins May 22 in Nelspruit, South Africa. During the week-long trip, the group will work with local organizations to deploy 33 biofilters that will provide clean, safe drinking water for hundreds of people over the next 10 years. The trip will also provide an opportunity for WWIF to
Deerfield Beach, FL – March 1, 2016 - Preparations for the 10-1-10 Expedition have been ongoing for more than a year. During a reconnaissance trip in November, representatives and sponsors met and collaborated with local leaders on the expedition route to plan the upcoming event in greater detail. The unfortunate reality they encountered, however, was that in many of those locations, there is very little water to filter. Record low rainfall in the region, generally attributed to the El Niño weather
Deerfield Beach, FL – January 15, 2016 - A Hydration Sponsorship for the 10-1-10 Africa Expedition has been secured by Northbrook, IL-based Quality Flow Inc. The company’s generosity will provide clean water for 250 people for 10 years. Quality Flow is one of several WQA-member companies to sign on as a sponsor of the event, which is scheduled for May 2016. The Expedition is a two-week fundraising event of Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF) in which representatives and sponsors will travel across
Deerfield Beach, FL – Decenber 15, 2015 - The Argonide Corporation of Sanford, Florida has committed to providing 25 filters for the 10-1-10 Africa Expedition. The expected water output and lifespan of the 25 biofilters will result in clean, safe drinking water for 250 people over 10 years. The Expedition is a two-week adventure in which representatives and sponsors of Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF) will travel across southern Africa to deploy filters in areas that lack access to safe water.
Deerfield Beach, FL – November 16, 2015 - Amway Corporation of Ada, Michigan has committed to a Vehicle Plus sponsorship in next year’s 10-1-10 Africa Expedition. The May 2016 event is expected to raise two years’ worth of funds for clean-water projects by Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF). Amway is now the third company to secure a Vehicle Plus sponsorship, which designates one of the vehicles for the company and pays all expenses for one company representative (excluding airfare). WWIF representatives
Deerfield Beach, FL – October 15, 2015 - H2O International USA and H2O International South Africa have both committed to sponsoring a vehicle and a passenger for the 10-1-10 Africa Expedition, the 2016 signature event of Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF). The two-week adventure will take WWIF sponsors and representatives across South Africa and Swaziland to deploy more than 150 water filtration systems in communities that lack access to clean water. The ’10-1-10’ of the title indicates that $10 will provide clean
Deerfield Beach, FL – October 1, 2015 - The Water Quality Association (WQA) has listed Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF) as an Endorsed Philanthropic Partner. Following WQA’s official endorsement of WWIF in March 2014, the two organizations have engaged in dialogue about how to create more awareness of the cause for clean water among its members. This collaboration continues with the singular mission of providing clean, safe drinking water in developing areas.
Established in 1974, WQA primarily represents the sector of
Deerfield Beach, FL – August 17, 2015 - Since its launch in 2011, Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF) has continually worked to provide safe, clean drinking water in developing areas. The Foundation has focused its attention on attracting sponsors and donors in order to complete more deployments and reach more people who lack clean water. Given the simplicity and low cost of the biosand water filters that are used during WWIF deployments, there has been little incentive to use any other