As a world leader in designing and manufacturing pumps and motors used to access groundwater, Franklin Electric is positioned to make a substantial impact on the availability of clean water in developing regions through our Franklin Wells for the World Foundation (FWWF). Founded in 2010, the FWWF has impacted the lives of over 300,000 people by bringing clean water to the surface in 13 different countries.

Franklin Wells for the World is our tangible commitment to help alleviate the global water crisis, one well at a time.

A majority of the world’s fresh water is buried, contained in aquifers, hundreds of feet below the ground. For most of the developed world, a drink of fresh, clean water is only a few feet away. However, in many developing regions, the nearest source of water is miles away from villages – and often, that water is not safe to drink. These potentially contaminated water sources may cause a host of illnesses, including cholera, diarrhea, or dysentery, resulting in approximately 30,000 deaths per week, 90% of which are children under six (6). The lack of access to safe drinking water directly impacts the cycle of poverty in developing regions by contributing to illness and food scarcity and limiting educational opportunities, especially for young women.

Our Mission

The Franklin Wells for the World Foundation (“FWWF”) was established to address the need for clean water systems and to provide long-term accessible and safe groundwater sources to at-risk communities in developing countries. FWWF will work with trusted local organization and volunteers to provide the necessary equipment, expertise, training and technology to accomplish this mission.

2023 Projects

2023 marked Franklin Wells for the World’s 12th year in providing the equipment necessary to access clean water - which increases the overall quality of life for years to come. After completing each FWWF project, we check back with community leaders and residents to assess the project’s impact. We often see tremendous growth and increased opportunities for communities – and primarily women and children.  With another year of FWWF projects completed, the school children, their families, and the surrounding communities have all benefited from new water well installations.



In 2023, FWWF worked with Children of the Wilderness in Mokgacha and Eretsha to assist with subsistence farming for these villages.  Previously, villagers (including women and children) tended to the fields and had to walk 10km to get fresh water each day.  Even worse, villagers collecting water were at risk from local wildlife including elephant attacks. 

FWWF worked with local experts to drill boreholes, install solar equipment, test water, and ensure that villagers were trained to maintain their new sources of water.  Today, roughly 2,500 villagers enjoy access to clean drinking water.

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