Q. Where are the wells built, and can I choose the location?
We build builds tube wells, community wells and dig-a-wells in Mali, Niger, Sudan, and Pakistan and also rehabilitate existing water systems in Yemen. You can choose which location you would like your well to be built in. If you are unsure, select the “Where Most Needed” option and let our team of experts pick a location for you, based on current needs.
Q. What the difference between the three types of wells?
We facilitate 3 types of wells: Tube Wells, Dig-A-Wells, and Community Wells.
Tube Wells [$390]: These wells are installed at the household level, serving 2-3 families. They are manually operated and can lift water from 30m below ground.
Dig-A-Wells [$1200]: These wells are installed in a communal area serving about 200 people, or 35 families. They draw water from 40m below ground and are ideal for small communities that rely on agriculture and farming.
Community Wells [$5000]: These are our largest wells, serving a community of roughly 1,000 people. The wells are 1.5 meters wide and draw water from around 10 metres or more beneath the ground and are ideal for proving clean drinking water, farming, agriculture and livestock.
Q. How does Muslim Hands determine the exact location of the well?
We work with a wide range of expert partners who are on the ground in each location. These partners help to carry out periodic assessments, taking a detailed profile of each community and determining their needs. They work with the community leaders to work out what types of wells and how many need to be constructed in each area.
Q. Do I receive feedback, and when?
Yes. You will receive personalized ‘feedback reports’ after your well has been completed. These reports will give you more details about the project as well as pictures of the well and information about the beneficiaries.
Q. Does the well come with a plaque?
Yes. You can choose to add a name that you would like to appear on the plaque that is installed on the well. If you don’t want to include a name, you can leave this section blank.
Q. How long does it take for the wells to be built?
Each type of well has a different construction period, due to the size of the well and seasonal weather changes. Tube wells usually take between 6-9 months to build, while dig-a-wells and community wells can take up to 1 year.