WE'RE ON A ROLL

New + Improved WaterWheel 2.5 now in production

THIS IS THE PROBLEM

TIME IS MONEY
People spend 25% of their time collecting water each day. Women and girls have better things to do with their time like education/jobs.
WATER IS HEAVY
A traditional container weighs as much as a standard airline checked bag
WATER IS LIFE
The human body needs 20L every day to function properly. Most people in developing nations have access to < 5L per day
PREVENTION IS POSSIBLE
1/2 the hospital beds are occupied by people suffering from water borne diseases. The most effective way to prevent diarrhoea (the #2 cause of child mortality) is hand-washing.

ABOUT WELLO


Wello is a social venture with an ambitious goal: To deliver clean water to a thirsty world.

We design and deliver affordable innovations that save time and increase opportunities for people who lack access to water. We design products that people not only need, but want to use.

MEET THE WATER WHEEL

Each feature of the WaterWheel has been vetted through a series of design validation pilots that took place across India over the course of 2 years. Our team lived and worked in dozens of villages, carried hundreds of liters of water and engaged with thousands of potential end-users and sector experts.

OUR MODEL

OUR IMPACT: THE NUMBERS

IMPROVED ACCESS
50% more water
BETTER HEALTH
Due to reduced headloading
MORE PRODUCTIVE
Time spent on collection halved

We are #makingheadloadinghistory

FIND OUT HOW

OUR STORIES

SUNITA
SENDS HER KIDS TO SCHOOL
“My husband and I are disabled and can't walk... we depend on our older children. We can't survive without water, so sometimes they had to miss school to fetch water. Now that we have a WaterWheel, they don't have to choose between education and chores - and for the first time, we have enough water at home!”
Sunita
UTTAM
THE SMARTER FARMER
“The WaterWheel was a smart investment - I use it to collect water for home and on my farm - it does the work of two labourers!”
Uttam
NANDA
MADE HEADLOADING HISTORY
“I am 50 and have been headloading since I can remember. It hurts in places you never think of. My eyes hurt all day from the weight. Ants catch on to the base of the pot and start biting my head. The WaterWheel is just a smarter way to bring water. I can't imagine going back to headloading!”
Nanda
MADHUKAR
EATS MEALS ON TIME
“With the WaterWheel, collecting water doesn't feel like a chore - in fact, I enjoy it! My wife doesn't fetch water any more. She's happy that she has more time to spend on other things, and I'm happy that we eat our meals on time.”
Madhukar
KALPANA
A BETTER NURSE
“I am a nurse, a mother, a wife. Collecting water every morning makes me late for work... as a result, I used to lose half a day's wages. With the WaterWheel, I arrive at work on time - I'm learning more and I'm better at my job!”
Kalpana
NIZAM
THE EARLY ADOPTER
“At first, people used to stare at me when I used the WaterWheel. But I've never needed to explain how it works to anyone. Everyone just understood, in an instant. The only question they ask is where can I buy one?“
Nizam
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SUPPORT WELLO
Have you ever wished for an extra hour in the day? Now you can give the gift of time: your support enables Wello to deliver WaterWheels to people who want one!