Quetta District, Pakistan 


Water Wells Sponsorship

The Best Charity is Giving Water

Water is the key to all life. A staggering 785 million people are going thirsty each and every day. Without safe and clean water to drink, they are at risk for dehydration, disease and at worse, death.

You can be a part of changing their future forever! Give your Sadaqa Jariya today to help communities gain safe access to clean water. Donate to water wells through any of the following ways. 


can build a standalone water well


can sponsor a portion of a community water well

Want to support clean water projects but can't commit to a full water well?



وَجَعَلْنَا مِنَ ٱلْمَآءِ كُلَّ شَىْءٍ حَيٍّ 

And We created from water every living thing
(Quran, Surah Al-Anbiya 21:30)

How You Can Donate Water Wells

Step One: Donate To Water Wells

You can donate a water well or make a donation towards a water project in any of the available regions on our website. 

Step Two: Your Donation in Action 

Your donation goes towards providing necessary water support to vulnerable communities through the construction of water pumps, hand pumps, sanitation facilities, irrigation systems, water networks, hygiene training, and distribution of sanitation kits.

Step Three: See Your Impact!

1. For online donations made towards sponsoring a well, we will send you an initial and final report when the project is completed. This final impact report will contain pictures of your sponsored well and details of the community impact related to the project you supported. 

2. For any fully funded water projects and donations over $5,000, we provide you with initial and final reports alongside an inscription (when requested and if available). This will include a photo of the water well, along with its coordinates, progress, and the impact it has made on the local community. 

3. For donations made towards the general Water for Life fund, we send an annual impact report of completed and ongoing WASH projects implemented during the year. 

Build a Water Well

Give your Sadaqah Jariyah and donate to help build a solar-powered boreholewater well in the Douentza Region of Mali.

As part of our project, you can receive a personalized inscription on our well’s mural in your family’s name or in memory of someone who has passed.

Placement of the inscription on the mural will correspond to the amount given as follows:

  • Blue Tile (outer edge) – $5,000 

  • Green Tile (around the star) – $10,000 

  • Orange Tile (diamond) – $15,000 

  • Yellow Tile (center core) – $25,000 

The best charity for our loved ones and those who have passed, is the gift of continuous charity.

Water for Life with Islamic Relief 

Through Islamic Relief’s Water for Life fund, we employ diverse solutions to fulfill the critical need for safe water in communities worldwide. Collaborating closely with local communities, we create sustainable long-term solutions for clean water.

Our projects are currently located in over 30 countries across Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe. By supporting Islamic Relief’s Water for Life projects with your Sadaqa Jariya (ongoing charity) donation, you are contributing to impactful water projects that make a positive difference in the lives of those in need. 

How Your Water Donation Changes Lives

When you donate water wells, you are saving lives by helping to protect vulnerable people from the deadly risks of contaminated water. Your support also means that the futures and quality of life for hundreds of families and communities all around the world are instantly improved just through clean water!


Water wells to be completed in 2024 


Hand pumps to be completed in 2024/25

Example Project
One of our most recent projects includes the building of wells in Niger!

Niger Water Project

This multi-component project is making a positive impact on the local community. It is expected to last 10-12 years, providing sustainable and accessible water for entire families! 

  • 4 Solar Powered Wells built for over 1,000 individuals in local communities 

  • 4 Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Committees established to enhance knowledge and practice of hygiene and sanitation

  • 2 Hectare Garden Markets built

  • 2 Concrete Reservoirs created

Rights Holders Testimonials

Ouallam District, Niger

“My main tasks during the day included fetching water from the village open well, pounding millet, and cooking food. This project has ended two main painful tasks for me as a woman. Since this project [Islamic Relief Canada] has intervened, I no longer exhaust myself. My tasks have now become simpler with the availability of easy access to water near my house. I just have to go to the tap and get water. I don’t need to fetch water from the well anymore. Today I can rest and have more time to care for my children's education and hygiene.” 

Quetta District, Pakistan 

“This water channel has facilitated us in every walk of life and supported us in our agriculture field. We store the water of three tube wells and every farmer is able to water their fields. We are very thankful to Islamic Relief and the donors who have supported this project for providing us this new water structure. It’s resolved so many of the community’s issues and is helping us to make a living through agriculture.” 

Our commitment is unwavering, and we aim to persist in our mission, ensuring that more communities worldwide gain access to clean and sustainable water sources. Together, we can make a difference—one drop of water at a time.

Read Our Water Wells Reports 

Frequently Asked Questions

Costs vary due to a variety of factors. The main reasons include the geophysical aspects of the land, how deep the well needs to be drilled to reach safe water, the remoteness of the well’s location, and the cost of the required equipment, as well as transport within that country. 

Our projects also strive to ensure that wells are accessible for people with disabilities and that designs are gender equitable so that, for instance, if women and girls are the main water bearers, there are protection measures in place that improve their safety and security, including travelling shorter distances to retrieve water and well-lit pathways.  

Another major factor involved is also currency fluctuations and cost of living. 

When supporting the development of a well, a variety of costs are included. Costs include installation and construction of the well, along with associated material costs, fuel, cement, and water quality testing. 

Furthermore, the cost includes the training of a water committee that oversees the maintenance and operation of the wells to make them more sustainable in the long term. This typically includes a maintenance and repair toolkit as well. Administration costs for logistical and personnel needs that are required for a water well project are also included.

Although it can be difficult to cover the entire cost of the well yourself, you can still indirectly cover the entire cost of a well by fundraising the amount within your community. This can be through crowdfunding pages or other independent efforts. 

You can also make a contribution of any amount towards our general Water for Life Fund or by partially sponsoring a larger project.

The Water for Life fund supports our water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects. The main goal of our WASH projects is to increase access to and use of safe water and sanitation. This generally includes the installation, construction and/or rehabilitation of wells in addition to building latrines and hand washing stations. 

All our currently implemented WASH projects include culturally-sensitive hygiene and sanitation awareness sessions and the formation and training of community WASH committees. This ensures the sustainability of the project, as community members are trained in the operation and maintenance of the well.

Islamic Relief builds wells primarily in Africa and South Asia. Countries include, but are not limited to, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, South Sudan, Malawi, Mali, Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Kosovo, Ethiopia, Niger, and Pakistan.

Our water projects can be supported in 3 main ways. 

For online donations made towards sponsoring a well, we will send you a report when the project is completed which will contain all the details related to the project you supported and your impact. 

For any fully funded water projects over $5,000, we provide you with an initial report 3-4 weeks after the donation is made and a final report upon project completion. This will include a photo of the well, along with its location and the impact it has had on rights-holders.

For donations made towards the general Water for Life fund, we send a general report of completed and ongoing WASH projects implemented during the year. 

Please note, we  do not  provide independent well reports unless an entire well is funded.

When you donate towards sponsoring a well through the website, your contribution will go towards supporting one of our ongoing projects in a region that has already been selected. For more information on other water projects in different countries that you can fund, please email [email protected].

Water well projects can range from 6 months to 3 years. This time frame depends on whether the well project is stand-alone or part of a larger, integrated project. 

For example, a project in Bangladesh whose sole purpose is the construction of wells can be completed within 9 months. On the other hand, for a bigger water system project in Mali where the well is just one of many components, the implementation can take around 2 years. Such a project typically includes a sustainable livelihood component through which the wells are constructed alongside irrigation systems and agricultural training. These wells would provide water for domestic use, but also for agricultural purposes and ultimately build a source of income for the local community. 

Another factor that affects the timeframe is accessibility, which can slow down the completion of a project. This could look like security issues that prevent access to the project location, poor road infrastructure to the well site, or the impacts of natural disasters, such as floods or earthquakes.

The prices differ from other organizations because our projects include much more than just building a simple well. It also includes associated material costs, fuel, cement, water quality testing, the costs required to establish a water committee which oversees the maintenance and operation of the well to ensure it is sustainable in the long term. Administrative costs for logistical and personnel needs as well as maintenance toolkits are also included in our prices. 

Additionally, the price usually ranges depending on the country and the region we work in. We make a conscious effort to work in regions that have low water levels, which means that access to water is very hard. Most of the areas we currently work in are drought-stricken areas in countries like Sudan and Niger which means that we need to drill deep to reach safe and clean water. 

Our water projects are designed to be inclusive so that the more vulnerable members of society, like women, girls, and people with disabilities are able to safely access and benefit from the wells. Protection and accessibility measures are taken into account and ultimately impact pricing.

This option is only available for fully funded well projects that are over $5,000, and only one name is permissible – whether it is an individual’s name, family name or corporate name. 

It is important to know that the majority of our water projects are implemented in either very remote areas or where there are little to no resources. This means our field offices face multiple obstacles and complex challenges to successfully build a water system.

To inquire further about the possibility of an inscription, please email [email protected], or give us a call at 1-855-377-4673 between 9am-5pm EST from Monday to Friday.

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