Gift of Water

Gift of Water

Transform communities with this precious gift

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Tube Well

R4 500

Dig-a-Well

R12 850

Community Well

R48 500

The Water Crisis

1 in 9 people do not have access to clean drinkable water

Children lose 443 million school days annually due to water-borne diseases

Dirty water kills 3.5 million people a year

We Want To Make Clean Water A Basic Right For Everyone, Rather Than A Privilege For A Few.

Muslim Hands evaluates the needs of vulnerable communities around the world who rely on contaminated water sources. We construct different types of wells providing an adequate supply of clean water to poor communities for years to come.

Access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities can change so many facets of people’s lives: improving overall health in children, preventing women from walking long distances daily to collect dirty water, lifting communities out of poverty and providing hope for bigger prospects.

Despite the water crisis, your generosity has enabled us to build 15,700 water wells globally and provide clean drinkable water to 1 million people! 128,000 school children now have access to clean water, promoting good health and preventing absenteeism.

Through your donations, you are providing women the opportunity to work, children to attend school and families to earn livelihoods. Our staff on the ground take an inclusive approach: delivering training programs on how to use water safely, ensuring your water wells are maintained for years to come!

How it Works

Once you donate, your water well is designated to the relevant partner offices

Our teams build your water well in the community with greatest need

You receive a feedback report to show the impact of your donation

Rajanpur Village Gets Clean Water

 

Our Water Projects

Since 1996 we have:

Constructed 15,700 water wells globally

Provided clean drinkable water to over 1 million people

Ensured 128,000 school children have access to clean water

The Effects of Giving Clean Water:

Clean water can:

Promote good health in communities by reducing the spread of water-borne diseases

Allow children to spend more time in school and less time collecting water

Provide women the opportunity to earn their own livelihoods

Increase food security by promoting healthy growth of crops

Enable Muslims to perform wudhu before prayers

Reduce infant-mortality rates in developing countries

Q. Where are the wells built, and can I choose the location?

A. We build Tube Wells in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Where Most Needed, Community Wells in Kashmir, Mali, Niger, Pakistan and Where Most Needed and Dig-a-Wells in Mali, Niger, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Where Most Needed. You can choose which location you would like your well to be built in. If you are unsure, select the “Where Most Needed” option and let our team of experts pick a location for you, based on current needs.

Q. How does Muslim Hands determine the exact location of the well?

A. We work with a wide range of expert partners who are on the ground in each location. These partners help to carry out periodic assessments, taking a detailed profile of each community and determining their needs. They work with the community leaders to work out what types of wells and how many need to be constructed in each area.

Q. Do I receive feedback, and when?

A. Yes. You will receive personalized ‘feedback reports’ after your well has been completed. These reports will give you more details about the project as well as pictures of the well and information about the beneficiaries.

Q. Does the well come with a plaque?

A. Yes. You will receive personalized ‘feedback reports’ after your well has been completed. These reports will give you more details about the project as well as pictures of the well and information about the beneficiaries.

Q. How long does it take for the wells to be built?

A. Each type of well has a different construction period, due to the size of the well and seasonal weather changes. Tube wells usually take between 6-9 months to build, while dig-a-wells and community wells can take up to 1 year.

'The Prophet (saw) was asked, "Which charity is best?" He replied, "Providing water."' [Abu Dawud]

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Muslim Hands ZA

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.