Gift of Water

Gift of Water

Revive communities with this precious gift

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Ways to Donate

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Dig-a-Well

$1,200

The Water Crisis

1 in 9 people do not have access to clean drinkable water

Children lose 443 million school days every year due to water-borne diseases

Dirty water kills 3.5 million people a year

Clean water transforms lives. Without this necessity, life becomes torturous for underprivileged communities across the world. We want to make clean water a basic right for everyone, rather than a privilege for the few.

Muslim Hands assesses the water needs of vulnerable communities who rely on contaminated water sources. We construct different types of wells, providing an adequate supply of clean water to communities for years.

Clean water changes so many facets of people’s lives, lifting entire communities out of poverty and providing hope for brighter prospects. With your help, women no longer spend hours fetching water from dangerous sources, children can go back to school, communities can stay free from water-borne diseases, and agricultural lands can flourish – leading to food security.

Our work doesn’t stop once we construct wells. We take a holistic approach to water management: We train, educate and support local people, enabling them to maintain wells, ensuring they use water safely, and keep water sources clean.

Your continued commitment to this vital cause has allowed people to live healthy lives full of meaning and purpose and it's our hope you will continue to support us in our mission to provide clean water to communities around the world.

Water Wells

Our wells serve everyone, from small villages to large communities

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How it works

Once you donate, your water well is designated to the relevant partner offices

The well is either assigned to the country of your choice, or if you've selected 'where most needed', the location is determined by our experts in the field.

Our teams build your water well in the community with greatest need

After establishing relationships with communities and carrying out needs assessments, our officers on the ground determine exactly where to build the wells

You receive a feedback report to show the impact of your donation

Once your well is constructed, expect to receive a comprehensive report with images and more information about the community you have helped

Dirty Water Kills

“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 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 headfirst and drowned.  

A water 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.

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Our Work

Since 1993 the Muslim Hands family has:

Constructed over 14,000 Tube Wells

Installed over 1,000 Community Wells

Provided over 2.6 million people with safe water

Giving Water Is A Sadaqah Jariyah Chain Reaction

Clean safe water can:

Help protect women and young girls from the dangers of walking along unsafe paths to collect water

Enable Muslims to perform wudhu before prayer

Ensure that more children spend time in school instead of walking for miles to collect water

Allow farming communities to properly maintain their crops and livestock

Prevent water-borne diseases from spreading and destroying entire communities

Be the first step to prosperity for developing communities around the world


Q. Where are the wells built, and can I choose the location?

A. 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. How does Muslim Hands determine the exact location of the well?

A. 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?

A. 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?

A. 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?

A. 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.


'The best form of Sadaqa is giving someone water to drink'. (Ahmad)

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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).