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The price paid by poor communities with no access to safe water is huge. Wasted income, lost time and ill-health all have a devastating impact on families. Children in particular suffer, with water-borne diseases being one of the biggest killers of children worldwide.

Tackling the shortages of clean water around the Ummah remains a big challenge. Nevertheless Ummah Welfare Trust remains committed to it, drilling deep wells in poor and remote communities around the Ummah.

Water Well Pakistan

Deepwater wells provide their users with waters for years and years. In rural areas they are a lifeline for the inhabitants as they may be the only source of potable water. They bring convenience, safety and privacy, and improve the lives of children and adults alike.

Providing water in this way is a very good way of offering a Sadaqah Jariyah (continuous charity) as the donor can expect to reap Allah’s blessings for as long as the well supplies water.

‘The best Sadaqah is giving water (to drink).’

CountryWater Well PriceDetails
- Manual Pump
- Average depth is around 14m.
- Well will serve 100+ families.
The Gambia

Quota Full- Solar-powered pump with tank and taps.
- Bored in urban communal areas, near masjids, etc.
- Lifespan is 10 years with maintenance.
- Average 120ft depth
IndiaQuota Full- Deep tube well (100 m/328 ft).
- Life span 10–15 years.
- 300 to 500 people will potentially benefit.
- Wells are located in schools madrasas, hostels and communal areas.
IndiaQuota Full- A Ring well design with a hand pump on .
- Installed in hilly areas where tube wells cannot be installed.
- The depth is around 70 to 80 ft.
- Life span is 10 to 15 years.
- Around 10 families will benefit.
MalawiQuota Full- A well is bored using a boring rig.
- The depth is upwards of 130 ft
- Life span is 5 to 10 years, but there is an active maintenance programme in place.
- Around 50 families will benefit.
- Wells are bored in communal areas, such as near masjids.
- Beneficiaries are mostly farmers and so livestock benefit.

- Wells are drilled using a cable percussion rig.
- For smaller communities, where the groundwater isn't relatively deep, wells from 70 to 100 ft are drilled.
- Around 15 to 30 families benefit.
- Wells can last up to 10 years and even longer with maintenance.
- A maintenance programme in place.
- Average 75ft depth
- Wells are drilled using a cable percussion rig.
- For larger communities, where the groundwater is relatively deep, wells from 120 to 180 ft are drilled.
- Around 15 to 30 families benefit.
- Wells can last up to 10 years.
- A maintenance programme is in place.
- Average 120ft depth
Sierra Leone
£3,300- Wells are hand dug.
- Manual pump.
- Wells designed to meet basic needs (drinking, hygiene and cooking) of rural families.
- Lifespan is 10 years (with maintenance)
- Communities are tasked with maintaining the wells.
Sri Lanka

Quota Full- Electric pump with a water tanker.
- Wells are constructed in villages across all provinces.
- Average well will serve around 20 families.

– The construction of a water well takes from 8 to 12 months. However, in Malawi it can take up to 24 months.
– Plaque names of up to 30 characters are allowed on the well, however ayahs from the Qur’an, Allah’s Names/Attributes or Hadiths are not allowed. The charity does not want these holy words to be desecrated.
– If no name for a water well is given in the ‘notes’ of the donation, Ummah Welfare Trust will keep the plaque ‘anonymous.’

wells constructed in Pakistan in the past year

Sadaqah and Lillah accepted