At the start of November, highly popular YouTuber MrBeast shared with his viewers his latest conquest: building a grand total of 100 wells. The wells, which have been built in several locations and communities across the continent, including Cameroon, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, and Zimbabwe, will give communities, schools, and other organizations easy access to clean water and decrease the risks of using dirty water.
As a result of building 100 wells, it is estimated that over 500,000 people will directly benefit from the clean water, whether they're using it in their homes, farms, school, or to drink from. With many mothers and children also often traveling long, challenging journeys up to twice a day just to collect dirty water, this will also cut down journey times and make accessing water much more convenient.
In addition, it will also help to decrease any risks of diseases such as typhoid or cholera, which are commonly transmitted via dirty water found in rivers and other areas. This will make communities much healthier and help to ease any worries for families and individuals alike. According to the video posted by the YouTuber himself, one well can provide a village with up to 3,600 gallons of water a day. While the amount at each location will likely differ slightly, it's a sufficient amount for the surrounding communities to benefit as a result.
However, the MrBeast isn't stopping there. Any money made from the video will be re-invested back into the same cause to help build wells in different locations across the globe, alongside any donations made by fans and viewers alike. This, however, is just one of many examples of some of the philanthropic work that the YouTuber has done, with other feats including covering the cost of one hospital's surgeries for a month, and providing hundreds of families with Thanksgiving meals.