Clean water and sanitation are important building blocks for public development such as education, health, nutrition, and livelihoods. It is estimated that globally there are 2.3 billion people without sanitation facilities and 844 million people without access to safe and clean drinking water.
Islamic Relief Australia has committed to providing clean, safe, accessible drinking water in Bangladesh, a country with chronic water and sanitation problems. Bangladesh has a very high water table and as a result relatively shallow wells are able to tap into a water source.
Water wells have traditionally been the way that water is provided to small communities in Bangladesh. In fact, almost 97.4% of the people rely on wells as their only source of drinking water.
The Prophet (PBUH) said: “The best charity is giving water to drink.” (Ahmad)
Establish an ongoing charity (Sadaqah Jariyah), build your water well today:
The IRAUS pricing noted in the table above is generally higher than the wells offered by other charities. The reason for this is that Islamic Relief is committed to building better quality, more sustainable, safer and more durable wells. There are too many circumstances where Charities offer communities water solutions by simply drilling wells and installing low quality water pumps that do not solve the water crisis that the communities face in the longer term.