Honduras Repairs

We just had the pleasure of going back to Honduras.  Our first clean water system needed some repairs.  I know this isn't a glamorous way to spend our donations, but it is necessary.  It is vital that we maintain the systems that we put in.  This particular system supports the community and the medical clinic!

Ugandan Project

 

What a blessing it has been to work in Uganda.  This community has made a church, making each brick by hand.  If you go to our water projects page, you can see these same hand made bricks are used in the restrooms for the village.  Aren't they beautiful?

 

Say YES to helping others!

We are asking YOU to say YES to helping us help others.  Please consider us in your year end giving.  

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In 2010 I travelled to Haiti and my experience was truly life changing.  Cholera broke out while I was there, and I saw children, adults, elderly and families literally dying at my feet.  I was overwhelmed with emotion and that memory has followed me ever since.  Cholera is entirely preventable by having clean water; I remember feeling so helpless and fired up to do something about it.  What would I do if it was my children exposed to dirty, unsafe, disease ridden water? Without question, I would do just about anything.   

In 2016 I founded The Quenching Well, a nonprofit organization that believes everyone deserves safe water. I believe in working with established local outreaches who are committed to three standards: maintaining the funded water projects, education for the local community, and sharing the message of Jesus Christ with the recipients.

I have funded two water systems since our inception, only through donations from close friends and family.  The first water system was installed in Copan, Honduras and provided clean, filtered water to the only medical and birthing center in the area, as well as the surrounding community.  Our second water system was installed in a remote village in Northern Thailand, including toilets and sanitation education.  I have big dreams for 2019. I would like to be able to fund a water system in Uganda with African Renewal Ministries and in Guatemala with World Help, God willing.  I am working on figures but believe these two projects will cost a total of $50,000 - $60,000.  Every penny received goes directly to these water projects.  Your donation is tax deductible and will, 1) meet the most basic need every human has, 2) give women and children a future because they will not be spending entire days collecting dirty water far away, 3) and provide hope to people in desperate need. 

I am asking for your generous donation to help me provide clean water to thousands of people. Any donation is greatly appreciated.  Checks can be mailed to 2795 East Bidwell Street #100-649, Folsom, CA 95630 or via PayPal at https://bit.ly/2xckQ6J (PayPal charges a 2.1% fee).  Once clean, safe water is in the community, they [locals or the existing outreach?] can focus on food, education and shelter.

 

Thank you for your prayerful consideration,

 

Stefanie Thayer

Founder, The Quenching Well

 

San Mai Pattana, Thailand

 

We are ecstatic to announce our second funded water project.  The remote village named San Mai Pattana in Chiang Mai, Thailand was assessed in 2017 for water.  This village was established five years ago.  They only have nine homes! Residents are mostly farmers and all are buddhist. This provides us a great opportunity to share the love of Jesus!

 

The village does not have a school, clinic, or any other services.  Our project will provide:

  1. clean water (filter, tank, pipe and five faucets)
  2. four toilets
  3. training on sanitation
  4. family gardens for each home    

Project cost: $12,000


Funded April 1, 2018

Completed May 25, 2018

 

Organizations we collaborated with: Lanna Coffee and 

International Tribal Development Program

 

 

North Thailand Project Starting!

We are beyond excited to share with you that our next project is about to start. We are collaborating with Lanna Foundation (www.lannacoffee.org) and Integrated Tribal Development Program (itdpinternational.org) to bring a remote village:

  • clean water (filter, tank, piping and faucets)
  • bathrooms/toilets
  • education
  • family garden

We will be posting more details soon in our water projects section!

As always, thank you for your support! We are so excited about blessing others who so desperately need it!

2017 Holiday Gift Giving Guide

We hope this holiday season is a blessing to you and your family.  We have created these to help you in your gift giving this year.

From now until Monday, November 27th you can received 10% off by entering Holiday2017 at checkout.

Happy holidays from all of us here at The Quenching Well!

Podcast highlight

A dear friend, and pastor, Scott Rogers, interviewed our founder, Stefanie, via his podcast. We encourage you to check it out!

http://humanswithfaith.com/stefanie-thayer/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be Water Prepared for a Natural Disaster

 

Let’s chat about how to be ready to provide clean, safe water for yourself and your loved ones.  Typically, in a natural disaster, water sources become contaminated and are no longer safe for drinking.  You want to ensure that you do not drink this water which may contain viruses and bacteria. 

  1. Have at least 1 gallon of water, per person, for each day. Experts recommend that you have 3 days worth for each person in your household.
  2. You will need a way to clean water. There are a variety of products on the market.  I suggest simply having a small bottle of iodine tablets.  You can purchase these for under $10.  The tablets kill bacteria, viruses and giardia.  To clean water, you simply add one tablet, let it dissolve and wait 30 minutes before drinking.
  3. If you know that a natural disaster is on it's way (currently Hurricane Irma), fill as many empty containers as you can with clean water for the week to come! Think empty juice bottles, milk jugs, clean 5 gallon buckets (go get them out of the garage), water bottles. You may be surprised how many water holders you have around the house and they will come in handy!

We, at Quenching Well, are praying for all impacted by these hurricanes!

The aftermath of Hurricane Harvey leaves people without clean water

Hurricane Harvey has ravaged Texas.  39 inches of rain fell in a 5 day period, with wind speeds reaching 130 miles per hour.  In the wake of the devastation, communities are coming together to help one another.  It’s a beautiful example of human kindness and the bonding that occurs during a crisis.

I watched images of grocery stores with empty shelves where water should be.  I am awe struck by the fact that cities no longer have clean water to offer those that are trying to move forward.  The Quenching Well was started to give people hope, by providing for the most basic need, water.  And, yet, when a natural disaster, like Hurricane Harvey, occurs it completely changes what resources are available.  It's a tragic irony that there is water everywhere, but it is not safe for drinking.

Today’s journal entry is a request to support those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.  I encourage you to donate through ARC, a wonderful church planting organization, who are on the ground working with local churches to provide directly to the families in need there.

Donate here: https://give.arcchurches.com/arc/give?purpose=6

Learn more about ARC here: https://www.arcchurches.com/about

THIRST Rebrands to The Quenching Well

Clean Water Advocacy Non-profit Changes Name

 

Folsom, CA: Today, Thirst, a water advocacy non-profit organization changes their name to The Quenching Well. Thirst, now The Quenching Well, is committed to bringing clean, safe water to impoverished communities through water well projects.

The Quenching Well was founded by California native Stefanie Thayer in May 2016. As Stefanie traveled to Haiti and Honduras numerous times in the last decade, she saw first hand the gut wrenching consequences of not having clean water. There began the vision for the non-profit we now know today.

Stefanie said in a recent blog entry, “We are committed to maintaining our water projects.  It would be a disservice to the communities we support if we brought in clean, safe water and then could not have that maintained.  We often partner with the local organizations in educating the maintenance and establishing funding for future needs.”

In February 2017, The Quenching Well installed a water project in El Jaral, Honduras. Donations of over $13,000 supported the project to completion. For more information go to www.quenchingwell.com

 

 

About The Quenching Well: The Quenching Well is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization raising funds to bring clean and safe drinking water to communities impacted by contaminated and diseased drinking water. Donations can be made online or mailed to 2795 East Bidwell Street #100-649, Folsom, CA 95630.

 

Contact: Stefanie Thayer - info@quenchingwell.com