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Delivering safe water & economic development to communities in need

Hydration  •  Humanity  •  Hope

Our Mission

World Thirst exists to provide startup support for organizations utilizing the Village Drill technology, aiding their efforts to meet those they serve with affordable access to water.

Our Means

The Village Drill is the world leader in manual drilling technology.

Affordable. Durable. Efficient.

The Village Drill can drill up to 270 feet, fit in the back of your truck, and reach rural areas traditional drilling rigs couldn’t dream of accessing.  The drill was designed by the BYU School of Engineering in 2011 with the goal of offering a simple, durable & easily transportable tool capable of drilling wells beyond the efficiencies of traditional drilling methods.

55 Active Village Drill Teams

Over 25 Countries Worldwide

900 Water Wells Complete

900,000 with Clean Water for Life!

Interested in learning how World Thirst might help your organization raise up a drill team to reach those you serve with affordable access to water?  Or maybe you’re interested in considering forming a business around the drill?  For all interests, we’re here to help!

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Our Story

Sometimes from the dark ashes of destruction, grow the tastiest fruits of inspiration & change.

Feeling called to respond to the 2010 Haitian earthquake, World Thirst founder Luke Pinneo quit his job at a financial institution in Denver Colorado, bought a one-way ticket to Port-Au-Prince, and began a journey that would completely re-direct the course of his life.  In working alongside an organization called Innovative Water Technologies, Luke was immediately pierced by the powerful impact of delivering much-needed water access to thirsty communities.

Returning home after several months, Luke would take the next three years honing his interests & experience in developing world water issues with various organizations. It’s out of these experiences that the model for World Thirst was eventually realized.  Inspired by the lives & faces of those met along the way, our group is driven by the vision of using water to developing deep relationship & community with those we’re privileged to serve.

It’s with the greatest pleasure that we welcome you into this story!

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