Through our Thirst Relief project, we’re building wells in 9 countries, providing safe water to drink, wash, clean, grow crops and hydrate animals. Penny Appeal has identified many communities whose lives could be transformed through access to clean, safe water. We utilize a variety of resources to enable our teams to select the most appropriate and cost-effective water provision dependent on the specific needs of communities. Consider donating a well in the name of a loved one for on-going reward.
When you build a well in a community which has never had access to clean water before, you will literally save lives.But not only that – when you build a well, you provide a pathway out of poverty.Reliable access to safe, clean water means that drinking, cooking, washing, watering crops and animals and making wudu no longer pose a risk of illness.
It also means that women and children don’t have to walk for miles to collect – often dirty – water. The average distance that women and children walk to collect water in Africa and Asia is 3.7 miles, carrying around 20 litres of water.
Your water well charity, which you give by donating a well, can help people stay healthy, grow their own food, have time for children to go to school or for women to start their own businesses.
Clean water charity is so important to us as Muslims. The Prophet Muhammad (saw) once said;
“The best charity is giving water to drink.” (Ahmad)