We get this question a lot – “why are Paani’s prices so low, but you provide detailed photos and videos in under 90 days each time you build a well in Pakistan? how are you doing this? I usually pay twice as much for a well.”
Paani was founded by and continues to be managed by volunteers so we have $0 in admin costs. We use volunteer-built software to track our donations end-to-end. The only people Paani will pay are our contractors who dig the wells. No one who serves on our boards takes any donor money.
When a donor trusts us to build a well in Pakistan and honor someone in their life – our only intention is to complete that donation using the high quality resources and material. If there happen to be funds leftover because of economies of scale, we use those funds to build more wells and handpumps.