Dying For Water

Dying For
Water

Dirty water kills - save a life today

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The Water Crisis

Key Facts

Women and girls spend 20 million hours a day collecting water.

Every minute a new born child dies from a water-borne illness.

Nearly 800 million people lack access to clean water around the world.

Dying For A Drink

“My daughter fell in the well, I ran for help but it was too late. She died and I lost my mind” -Siyani (Sindh, Pakistan)

Siyani lives in a small village in Sindh, Pakistan. Due to a worsening drought, the community not only lost their primary source of income; farming, but also have to rely on collecting water from contaminated and dangerous water sources. 

Siyani's life is forever changed by the tragic loss of her young daughter, Sahib. 

Young girls like Sahib are responsible for collecting water for their communities from poorly maintained wells that often lack boundary walls or any safety features. 

One day as Sahib attempted to retrieve the bucket she had lowered into a deserted well, she was pulled in and fell head first and drowned.  

A community well would impact this community for generations to come; ensuring young girls and women are no longer vulnerable to the dangers of collecting dirty water.

 

Community Well

Women & Girls At Risk

Nafissa and her family load donkeys with water containers and travel several kilometers to fetch water. Their only source of water is a disease-ridden watering hole that livestock use to drink and defecate. 

In developing countries like Niger the burden of fetching water falls on women and girls. Water collection is not only a time consuming task, but a strenuous one. 

The routes they take are often dangerous and walking early in the morning or late at night puts them in vulnerable situations where they are at risk of being attacked.

Spending hours each day collecting water means little time for work, school or family duties. This leads them to becoming locked in a vicious cycle of poverty and unable to achieve their full potential.

A Dig-A-Well could change the lives of women and girls in small communities around the world. 

Dig-a-Well

Dirty Water Kills

Millions of people around the world lack access to safe water.

In places like Niger, Mali and Pakistan people draw their drinking water from sources such as ponds, rivers and wells which are usually contaminated. Drinking contaminated water leads to water-borne illness such as diarrhoea, cholera, and typhoid which can cause death.

An estimated 485,000 people die each year from diarrhoea due to unsafe drinking water. 

Something as simple as a well can not only rescue families but entire communities from the dangers of unsafe water.

When you build a well with Muslim Hands you're ensuring a basic human right: clean and safe drinking water for all. 

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Our Solution

Give Water, Give Life

We believe in clean water for life, that's why we work with communities to create specific, sustainable solutions that work best for them.

Whether they need underground water storage tanks, emergency drought relief or solar powered community wells; we make sure that we can provide crucial support wherever its needed most.

Knowledge about health and hygiene is lacking in many developing countries so that's why Muslim Hands delivers education programs and workshops, training people to use water safely and making sure they know how keep their water sources clean.

When you donate a well to Muslim Hands your well will come with a plaque displaying your name, or you can gift it in the name of a loved one. You will receive a feedback report of the project so that you can see the impact your donation has made

Giving Water Is A Sadaqah Jariyah Chain Reaction

Clean safe water can:

Reduce illness and death from water borne diseases.

Ensure children go to school instead of travelling miles to fetch water

Be the first step to prosperity for a rural community

Help water and grow crops for poor people to eat and even sell for a living

Prevent the spread of disease by allowing people to wash

Enable people to perform wudhu before prayer

Muslim Hands

Muslim Hands was established in the UK in 1993. Muslim Hands is an international aid agency and NGO working in over 50 countries worldwide to help those affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty. Muslim Hands Canada is a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency (Charity Registration No. 81126 4985 RR0001).