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Connecting students to the world through creativity, compassion and action
Wells of Love empowers students as stewards for our earth and humanity. Our “Heroes of Compassion” gain awareness about global concerns such as food, water, human rights and climate change — issues that directly impact the vulnerable indigenous populations Amman Imman serves. We provide support for students as they enact group and individual projects to help our communities. They are positioned to become environmental advocates, humanitarian leaders and compassionate philanthropists.
What is Wells of Love?
Uniting young people of all ages, from preschoolers to university students, as caring philanthropists capable of turning their empathy into direct action.
Increasing awareness among students about some of the most crucial humanitarian and environmental issues of our time.
Connecting cultures through reciprocal exchanges that nurture friendships and promote international understanding.
Transforming perspectives and attitudes as youth become leaders who make a positive, tangible impact in the world.
Empowering youth as activists as they raise funds and awareness for some of the world’s most underserved and vulnerable populations.
Our Founder’s Story
In 2005, Ariane Kirtley spent several months living alongside Tuareg and Fulani herders in Niger’s Azawak Valley. There she witnessed children dying from dehydration: young boys and girls who walked up to 30 kilometers a day in searing 45°C heat — not for pleasure, but out of desperation to find water. In 2006 she founded the international NGO Amman Imman: Water is Life, to address the needs of minorities in Africa, beginning with constructing deep borehole wells in the Azawak.