Water well appeal

Pakistani girl holding water wells

Build a water well today in your name, or that of a loved one, and uplift an entire community currently being forced to drink dirty, contaminated water. Your Sadaqah Jariyah will provide clean water for years to come, save lives and help communities break out of cycles of poverty.

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Build a water well

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

£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.

Water is the key to all life. Yet across the globe, billions of people are going thirsty every single day. Without safe and clean water to drink, people risk dehydration, disease, famine, severe sickness and at worse: death.

Today, 2.2 billion people don’t have reliable access to safe drinking water. Approximately 14,000 people die every single day due to contaminated water and thirst. Every 2 minutes, a child dies from drinking dirty, contaminated water or from thirst.

Those living in over-crowded refugee camps or slums are at huge risk, as water-related diseases spread rapidly. Communities living in poverty also lack the ability to access medical care that could prevent such devastating loss.

Collectively, women and girls spend 200 million hours every day fetching water, as they walk for miles to a water source that is often contaminated. This time they should be able to spend at school, earning money, or looking after crops and livestock. Nobody should be trapped in a cycle of poverty because they’re forced to spend their entire life fetching water just to survive.

Give your Sadaqah and the best of all charity – water to drink – and help us to change this by being a mercy to the Ummah. Providing clean water is a beautiful act of Sadaqah Jariyah, as every drop helps to save and transform lives across generations for years to come.

By building a well, you can help people stay healthy, grow their own food, help more children to go to school and for women to have more time for themselves, for their families and perhaps to even work or build their own livelihoods.

A simple well helps give those in need the opportunity to break free from poverty and transform their lives for generations to come.

Donate a water well in Pakistan or Bangladesh, where communities are facing severe shortages of clean water.

In Pakistan, 21 million people lack access to clean water, and as a result, 40% of all deaths in Pakistan each year are caused by unsafe, dirty water. A lack of water combined with a lack of sanitation and hygiene facilities is putting millions of lives at risk each year, especially women and girls.

In Bangladesh, 68 million people do not have access to clean drinking water. A major issue with contaminated water in Bangladesh is the presence of arsenic, which is poisonous and having a catastrophic impact on people’s lives, especially women and girls who walk for miles each day to collect this harmful water. 43,000 people die each year from the effects of drinking arsenic water.

A Beautiful 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, as the well continues to provide clean water year after year.

We can place a plaque in your name on the well, and we will send you a report with key information about your well including where it is built and who is benefiting. We’ll send you details on exactly where your well is located, and the community you are supporting. You’ll receive pictures of every stage of construction – from start to finish.

You can donate the well in the name of a loved one, as a Sadaqah Jariyah for them. They’ll reap the endless rewards of this charity – in this life, and the next, insha’Allah.

“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.” (Sahih Muslim)

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Why give through Human Appeal?

Human Appeal is providing long-term solutions to water scarcity, and helping more and more people access clean water every day. Our local expert teams adapt our water solutions to the needs and environment that we work in to make sure that every single water well caters for the local community in the best way possible. There is not a standard model we use everywhere, but we tailor our projects to suit the needs and environments of local communities.

We’re working worldwide in 25 countries across the globe to ensure that not only do communities have a safe and reliable source of water for today, but for life too.

Donate a water well now and help us to provide men, women and children clean and safe water, an essential we all take for granted.

In 2021 alone, we installed a total of 693 deep water wells, and we also began installing a desalination plant, provided aquaponic and hydroponic farms, installed solar-powered water pumps, and cleaned the entire water network in Gaza.

Join us in ensuring no one lives without the basic right of clean water, and help us tackle thirst and disease. Give your Sadaqah today to save and transform lives through clean water.

Your mercy is bringing clean water to struggling families in Pakistan

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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.”


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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