EDUCATION / NON - PROFIT WORK: WELLO
The Wello Water Wheel
For many of us, clean water comes with the twist of a faucet. But for 1 in 6 people, access to water requires hard work: hours of walking, waiting in line and heavy lifting.
The time spent fulfilling this basic need keeps many children out of school and prevents women from carrying out all the domestic and income generating work for which they are responsible.
Wello aims to improve global access to water by making it possible to collect 25 gallons (90 liters) of water- five times the amount possible using traditional methods – in less time and much more easily. The WaterWheel’s innovative design allows water to be placed inside its “wheel,” transforming 200 pounds (90 kg) of water to an effective weight of just 22 pounds (10 kg). This means that almost anyone can easily manage a full roller over most types of terrain.