Myra Martin was a school teacher at St James School, Alderholt, Dorset. She was fatally injured in a car accident in September 2005. When Christine Bonkoungou from Burkina Faso, who had lived with Myra and Eddie for a year around 1997, heard of Myra’s death, she invited Eddie to visit Burkina Faso in January 2006. Eddie was so moved by the poverty and lack of water that he decided to try to raise the £4,000 needed to drill a well. £8,000 arrived, and so two wells were drilled. By 2011, when there were 11 wells, Myra’s Wells became a registered charity, and as this brochure goes to press there are 71 wells providing water for over 200,000 people. Additionally, as the wells are managed by local church pastors, many new churches have been established in the vicinity of the wells.