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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.

When Ummah Welfare Trust installs a well, users are trained on how to maintain them and keep the water supply clean and free of pollutants.

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.

NEW! Donate for a Deep Well in India

Ummah Welfare Trust has now begun installing wells in the poor and remote Assam region of India. Here you can provide one of two types of wells for poor Muslim communities:

Mark III Tube Well

  • Deep tube well (100 m/328 ft).
  • Life span 10–15 years.
  • 300 – 500 people could potentially benefit.
  • Will be located in schools madrasas, hostels and communal areas.

Cost: £1,200

Ring Well

  • A Ring well is constructed by digging a deep hole in the ground and reserving the water under the ground, which is pumped out using a hand pump.
  • These will be installed in hilly areas where tube wells cannot be installed.
  • Ring well (70/80 ft).
  • Life span 10–15 years.
  • 10 families approximately will potentially benefit.

Cost: £1,300

CountryWater Well Price
India

- Deep tube well (100 m/328 ft).
- Life span 10–15 years.
- 300 to 500 people will potentially benefit.
- Will are located in schools madrasas, hostels and communal areas.
£1,200
(328ft depth)
India

- 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.
£1,300
(70 to 80ft depth)
Malawi

- 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.
£1,200
(Upwards of 130ft depth)
Sierra Leone

- Wells are hand dug.
- An average depth between 30 ft to 65 ft.
- Wells designed to meet basic needs (drinking, hygiene and cooking) of rural families.
- Lifespan is around 3 to 5 years.
- Communities are tasked with maintaining the wells.
Quota Full
Pakistan

- 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.
£650
(180ft depth)
Pakistan

- 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.



£450
(up to 100ft depth)

– The construction of a water well takes from 8 to 12 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.’

Donate-Project

1,300
wells constructed in Pakistan in the past year

Ummah Welfare Trust’s rig in Malawi bores wells up to 80m deep.