748 million* people – roughly one in ten of the world’s population – have no choice but to get water from wherever they can, whether it’s a dirty pond or an expensive water vendor (WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) Report 2014)
Polluted water isn’t just dirty it’s deadly.
Some 1.8 million people die every year of diarrhoea diseases like cholera.
Tens of millions of others are seriously sickened by a host of water-related ailments, many of which are easily preventable.
ISRA-UK provides water solutions where needy orphans as well as the local community benefit. Projects are carried out in communities who have little or no clean water supply. Wells, Water hand pumps and other water solutions provide life-saving access to water for drinking, crop irrigation and market gardening.
Providing water is a very good way of offering a Sadaqah Jariyah (continuous charity) as the donor can expect to reap Allah’s blessings for as long as the well supplies water.
One of the quickest and easiest ways to provide drinking water is by digging a well or creating a hand-operated water pump. It is also the most cost-efficient way, which makes water wells a very popular choice in third world countries. They provide water on a small scale, but larger wells provide drinking water for larger populations.
Everyone who donates to a complete well can even have a plaque erected at the site, in honour of a loved one. Donors will also receive a report and photo as part of the feedback process.