26 Feb 2019

Tanzania has a water and sanitation crisis. Only 50% of the population of 53 million have access to an improved source of safe water, and 34% of the population has access to improved sanitation. The demand for both water and sanitation is high.

Water is an essential of life, yet millions around the world still don’t have access to clean water. One of the most common causes of death in the developing world is drinking dirty and diseased water.

Did you know 748 Million people in the world don’t have access to safe water?

Water wells provide clean water for years. In rural areas, they are a lifeline for the inhabitants as this may be the only source of potable water.

How long will it take to build my well?

We estimate that each well will take 1-3 months to complete. This is because we ensure that the site is thoroughly inspected and chemically tested for water purity, and planning permission is sought from local authorities, after which we begin the building process.

Why are the prices of wells different in each country?

Each country has its own costs for materials and labour work to build the well. Furthermore, some areas are more difficult to access, dig and procure a water source – for example Tanzania.

How long is the life expectancy of a well?

Usually around 10 years but that is dependent on the country and the usage of the well.

What is included in the completion report for my well?

We produce a completion report for every well donated. The report includes the exact location of the well, a description of the building process, a personal statement from the beneficiary, and photographs of the well with its personalised plaque. You can specify the short plaque name when you make the donation (note: plaque will appear exactly as stated, so please take care with spelling etc.)

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

Wells benefit numerous people over a prolonged period. Donors often donate wells as Sadaqa Jariya, for themselves and on behalf of others – including deceased loved ones.

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