Gift of Water

Gift of Water

Revive communities with this precious gift

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Give The Gift Of Water


Here are ways you can help

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.

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


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. 

Tube Well

Women And 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. 


Our Work

Since 1993 Muslim Hands Worldwide has:

Constructed over 14,000 Tube Wells

Installed over 1,000 Community Wells

Provided over 2.6 million people with safe water

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

A. We build tube wells, community wells and dig-a-wells in Mali, Niger, and Pakistan. You can choose which location you would like your well to be built in. However, if you are unsure, select the “Where Most Needed” option and let our team of experts pick the best 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 Mali, Niger and Pakistan. 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. Wells can take between 9-12 months to complete.

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

The Prophet (saw) said, “The best charity is giving water to drink” [Ibn Majah].

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Muslim Hands

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 USA is a registered charity with the Internal Revenue Service (Charity Registration No. 27-4155655).