On the authority of Sa‘d ibn ‘Ubadah (ra) who said, ‘I asked, “O Messenger of Allah! Which charity is best?” He [saw] replied, “Providing water”’. (Ibn Majah)
Access to clean water can transform the lives of entire communities. The gift of a Dig-a-Well can serve up to 200 people, providing access to clean water for drinking, washing and cooking, as well as keeping livestock hydrated. On average, these wells serve up to 35 families.
Dig-a-Wells are ideal for families who rely on agriculture and farming. The wells draw water from up to 40 metres beneath the ground making them dependable during all seasons.
Your Dig-a-Well will be situated in a communal place such as village centre, school or mosque.
Note: A well can take up to 9-12 months to complete as in some locations they can only be constructed during certain times of year.
Go to our Great Charity Gifts website if you would like to give this as a gift on behalf of a loved one. You can choose a personalised certificate and card on our Great Charity Gifts website.
What Happens Next
- 1 Our teams on the ground use local knowledge to situate the well in an area of need.
- 2 The well will be constructed as soon as local conditions permit.
- 3 You will receive a personalised feedback report with photos of the well and beneficiaries.