All donations made to Drilling for Hope go directly to the villages Karen helps. She pays all of her own travel and lodging expenses. The major thrust of funds go toward funding water wells. These wells enable entire villages to have clean, easily accessible water; it means girls can attend school, mothers will have more time to devote to their families, crops can be watered, and all the villagers will be healthier. In addition, funds are used for school supplies, goats and chickens, soccer balls and uniforms, fistula operations, and improving medical care. To date, our generous donors have contributed to wells and more, in the following countries: