Water for Africa is a UK based charity, which has developed a successful model over the last 12 years in providing communities in Africa with water, sanitation and health provision.  The model has been developed to ensure sustainability and provide a ‘new’ approach to address the high failure rate of broken hand-pumps and water sources across Africa.  With between 40%- 60% of water sources failing, across Africa, we all have to act now ! Our model and core philosophies has enabled us to overcome many traditional challenges which have faced donors for many years.   We only drill boreholes and as the only UK charity with its own locally based drilling organisation and locally based team, we ensure that the working with the community, our water sources can be sustained, repaired and upgraded for future generations.  It is time for us all to work towards a different approach.  The Water for Africa model is unique in its provision of water technology and long-term maintenance. It is our hope and our aim that donors, other NGO’s and governments change their tact to improve Africa’s water supplies for the future.