Gift of Water

Gift of Water

Provide clean water to save lives

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Give The Gift Of Water


Here are ways you can help

Give Water, Give Life

At Muslim Hands, we believe in providing clean water and means of sanitation for all.

It is with this belief that we work across the globe to ensure that millions around the world not only have access to clean water but are able to manage the water infrastructure.

Muslim Hands provide water tailored to the specific need of the community. From tube wells to solar powered community wells to emergency drought relief we are committed to providing vital support wherever its needed most.

Many developing countries lack knowledge of health and hygiene awareness, this is why we deliver educational programs and workshops to train individuals on how to use water safely and ensure they are aware of how to 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 detailed feedback report of the project so that you can see the impact your donation has made.

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.


Dirty Water Kills

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

Like the people of Mahina, similarly to the people of Niger, and Pakistan, people depend on open water sources such as ponds and rivers for their daily needs.

This water is often severely contaminated, which leads to water-borne illnesses such as diarrhea, cholera, and typhoid, leading to the death of many.

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 Water: Empowerment through Access

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. 


A Community's Plea for Clean Water

Sajjad Ali’s family of six is only one example of the vulnerable families in Sher Garh, Mardan, Pakistan.

With 45% of the population living below the poverty line, the community’s struggle is exacerbated by their dire lack of access to clean water.

On a daily basis, the villagers are forced to embark on a never-ending quest for clean water. 

Usually, this duty falls on kids, who spend hours looking for clean water for them to then carry heavy loads of water back to their homes.

Inevitably, this takes a toll on their health and education.

Sajjad and the villagers continue their daily struggle in the hope of making things easier for their children. Most of them are farmers and have daily wage jobs, however, the scarcity of water limits their ability to pursue farming, further entrenching their poverty.

By donating a community well, you can provide the lifeline that communities like Sher Garh are in desperate need of.

Your support means clean water for drinking, cooking and farming – unlocking the potential for healthier and brighter futures.

Community Well

Find Out More About Our Work

Our Water Projects

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.

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

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Muslim Hands is an international aid agency and NGO working worldwide to help those affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty. Muslim Hands USA is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization (No. 27-4155655).