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Water well appeal

Children drinking from a tapped well

One donation can provide communities with safe, sustainable water for years to come, and ongoing blessings for those who give.

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Build a water well

Leave a legacy of mercy. Every day, women and girls around the world spend 200 million hours fetching water – that’s time they should be able to spend at school, earning money, or looking after crops and livestock.

When you donate a water well, an entire community of 105 people will have water for drinking, cooking, washing, and farming.

Simply put, your donation transforms a village.

£800 - Install a deep water well in a drought-hit community, helping to transform a village of 105 people in Pakistan.

£860 – build a deep water well in a vulnerable and impoverished community in Bangladesh, benefiting 105 people.

Today, 2.2 billion people don’t have reliable access to safe drinking water. Nobody should be trapped in a cycle of poverty because they’re forced to spend their entire life fetching water just to survive.

Every year, 829,000 people die simply from drinking dirty water.

Help us to change this by being a mercy to the ummah. With every drop that goes to sustaining the lives of people, livestock and crops, you’ll reap rewards, year after year.

Give mercy today.

A Sadaqah Jariyah

The Prophet (PBUH) described providing drinking water as the best charity. A well is a Sadaqah Jariyah; when you provide a water well to a vulnerable community, you reap the rewards for years to come.

We’ll even place a plaque in your name on the well, and send you a report on when and where your well was installed. Or you can donate the well in the name of a loved one, and they’ll reap the endless rewards of this charity – even after they are gone.

“When a person dies, his deeds come to an end, except for three: ongoing charity (Sadaqah Jariyah), knowledge that is benefited from, and a righteous child who prays for him.” (Hadith Muslim)

A merciful gift

It’s an incredible blessing to be able to give, no matter how little, since charity offers blessings and protection in this life and the hereafter, and transforms the lives of people facing hardship around the world.

What will your legacy be?

Put the prophetic teaching of charity into practice. You can serve a whole community of around 105 people, year after year. Every time your well allows a person to quench their thirst, grow a plant, feed an animal, or work instead of spending their day fetching water, that will be your blessed legacy.

You can even pool smaller donations with your friends, family or colleagues, and donate a water well together, reaping the ongoing rewards.

Nobody should be so desperate that they resort to drinking contaminated water.

Start your legacy and reap the blessings in the hereafter. Donate a well, and continue the legacy of the Sahaba. Give mercy now.

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Why give through Human Appeal?

More and more people are providing clean water through Human Appeal. That’s because our local experts adapt our water solutions to the needs and environment that we work in – there’s no one size fits all, and that’s what makes for long-term, sustainable water access.

In 2022 alone, we helped a total of 1.1 million people through our safe water and sanitation projects. We installed a total of 693 deep water wells, and we also installed aquaponic and hydroponic farms, solar-powered water pumps, and almost completed our desalination plant in Gaza, serving 60,000 people.

Join the growing number of people who are donating water wells and reaping the ongoing blessings of this Sadaqah Jariyah.

In the month of mercy, help build a well

Everything you need to know about your well

  • How long will it take to build my well? Why?

    It usually takes around 9 months for us to build your well, and a further 3 months for you to receive your report. It takes this long to ensure that the well we install is in the best location for maximum impact and to source clean water.

    Throughout the process, we supervise installation, and we then test the water quality at certified labs to make sure it’s clean and safe.

    Only once this is complete, we install your plaque, take final photos, and write up a report which is checked, edited, and sent to you, the donor.

  • How long does a well usually last?

    A well lasts a minimum of five years, but its lifetime depends on the quality and consistency of maintenance. Our wells have the capacity to last well beyond five years providing the source water hasn’t depleted and the well is properly maintained.

    Even if a well lasts only five years – that means it costs less than 50p per day to provide water to a whole community!

  • How will I know when my well has been completed?

    We’ll send you a completion report, informing you that your well has been installed and is now providing clean, safe water to a whole community.

  • What is included in the completion report for my well?

    You’ll receive a full report that tells you where we installed it, what the situation was in the community, and how many people will benefit. We’ll also send you photos of the well, and of the plaque we’ve installed in your name or the name of your loved one.

  • How does Human Appeal select a location for the well?

    Our selection is based on the need of the local community, and how far they currently have to travel to fetch clean water. For the exact position of the well, we hire a water expert to help us find sustainable water sources deep in the earth, that are far from any potential contamination – such as latrines – so that your well provides water year after year.

    When choosing a location, we focus on communities in which a minimum of five families would benefit, though, on average, around 70 people benefit from one well.

  • Who safeguards and maintains the well after it has been built?

    Every time we install a well, we also train a water well committee in the local community. This means that those who benefit from the clean water also have the skills to maintain the well, ensuring that there’s always people nearby to make sure it’s used and preserved properly.

  • Can a well be donated as Sadaqa Jariyah (ongoing charity)?

    Yes! Since its benefits continue year upon year, donating a water well is a Sadaqah Jariyah, that provides the giver with ongoing rewards, even after they’re gone.

  • Why should I donate my well with Human Appeal?

    We’ve been installing water wells for 30 years. We don’t have a one-size-fits-all mentality, our experienced teams work with the local community and water experts to agree on what type of water solution works best. For example, where there is plenty of water, but it is unclean, we install filtration systems or water plants, where there is drought, we source groundwater and install a deep water well.

    If you want your donation to have a lasting, transformative impact on a whole community, then entrust your water well to our experience and expertise.

“The best charity is giving water to drink and He (saw) was the most generous in giving charity.”

Ahmad

Put the prophetic teaching of charity into practice. You can serve a whole community in Pakistan or Bangladesh of around 105 people, year after year. Every time your well allows a person to quench their thirst, grow a plant, feed an animal, or work instead of spending their day fetching water, that will be your blessed legacy. You can even pool smaller donations with your friends, family or colleagues, and donate a water well together, reaping the ongoing rewards.

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