Water is the most basic essential of life, yet around the world, over 800,000 people die every year from illnesses caused by unclean water. Dirty water devastates poor communities and young children are particularly vulnerable, with 800 children under 5 dying every single day due to water-borne disease.
Unclean water is the single biggest obstacle to the progression and health of communities in the developing world. 5.7% of all illness or disability on earth is caused by unsafe water.
In Niger, over 64% of people in rural areas have no access to clean water whilst, in Mali, 4,000 children under 5 die every year from drinking unsafe water. Continued drought in Pakistan threatens millions of people with severe water scarcity.
Something as simple as a well can rescue families, and even entire communities, from the dangers of unsafe water. At Muslim Hands, we tailor each water project to meet the needs of the community. Help us save lives today.
Bring Safe Water to Poor People
Clean safe water can
Reduce illness and death from water borne diseases.
Ensure children go to school instead of travelling miles to fetch water
Be the first step to prosperity for a rural community
Help water and grow crops for poor people to eat and even sell for a living
Prevent the spread of disease by allowing people to wash
Established in 1996, Muslim Hands South Africa is an aid agency and NGO aiming to help those affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty. It is a branch of Muslim Hands UK established in 1993 in Nottingham.