Communities interested in installing a well initially get in touch with the project team in Otélé, where they are provided with advice and information. Villages and settlements are required to contribute something towards the costs, either in the form of cash or contributions in kind, depending on their situation. They also undertake to assist with excavation work, as well as help provide work crews with food and accommodation.
There is no shortage of water in tropical southern Cameroon, but clean drinking water is deep underground and out of reach for most of the inhabitants. Because there is no public drinking water supply in many regions of the country, people still have to collect water today from contaminated pools and often have to carry it over great distances along hazardous trails.