SMEC Foundation and the McKendrick Family donated 1.1 million Br to develop four wells in the Gobe District of Ethiopia. The projects will be built in four villages near schools and can provide potable water to 10,000 people. The fund is disbursed to Ethiopia from planned funding of 87,500 dollars in support of in India, Guinea and Bangladesh. SMEC Foundation was established in 2001, and since then it has financed 234 projects worth 1.6 million dollars in different countries. The Foundation provides small-scale grant support to development projects, communities and charities around the world. Its support extends across a range of projects with a particular focus on health, education, environment, community development and emergency relief.