Water is the key to all life. Yet across the globe, a staggering 785 million people are going thirsty each and every day.
Without safe and clean water to drink, these people risk dehydration, disease and at worst, death. In fact 3.5 million people die every year from water-related diseases, including 2.2 million children.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ
Without essential water aid, millions of people worldwide remain trapped in this brutal cycle of poverty. Even worse, as famine hits the most vulnerable communities across the globe, many people die.
Simply drilling wells and installing water pumps cannot solve the water crisis. With high running costs, short life-spans and a lack of training and equipment to maintain and fix wells when they break down, wells and water pumps do not offer a long-term sustainable water source, especially given the impact of climate change on the water table.
When we build a water system, we want to ensure communities are left with easy access to a sustainable source of clean water for years to come. In many areas of the world, unpredictable weather leads to severe drought. With less water to drink and irrigate crops, harvests fail and families starve. With no extra income, impoverished families cannot fulfil their basic needs nor buy simple essential equipment to earn a living and lift themselves out of poverty.
We’re working with communities in over 40 countries to ensure that families have access to safe water for drinking, washing, cooking, farming and agriculture.
Here’s how we work to ensure greater water equality worldwide:
By supporting our water for life projects, you’re helping families and entire communities to maintain their livelihoods and stay happy, healthy and hunger-free over both the short and long-term. You’re helping transform and save lives across the globe.