Sponsor a Hand Pump Well
Hand pump wells are a type of water wells that are drilled to source groundwater that is pumped to the surface. Installing hand pumps helps increase access to clean drinking water, reduces overcrowding at water collection points and improves relations within communities.
In Kosovo, as in many other countries, health and quality of life is increasingly threatened by the poor water quality and scarcity of water reserves. Vulnerable families significantly lack access to clean and safe water and basic sanitation facilities. Without the infrastructure or resources, communities are not able to install wells on their own, and are forced to travel long distances for water.
This is where your support can make a difference! Our hand pump wells are installed directly in family homes and schools to increase direct access to clean water. Each family receives a consultation from a technical expert to find the best location for the water well within their homes, so they can have direct access for their day-to-day usage and farming needs. Islamic Relief ensures that the community is equipped with the tools and knowledge to maintain the wells for the long term.
Here at Islamic Relief, we’re working worldwide in over 40 countries across the globe to ensure that not only do communities have a safe and reliable source of water for today, but for life too.
When we build a water system, we ensure communities have a sustainable source of clean water for years to come. We recognize the risk of drought, displacement and disease and with over thirty years of expertise we know that simply drilling wells and installing water pumps cannot solve the water crisis.
We bypass short-term interventions and high running costs to instead provide long-term sustainable solutions; installing irrigation systems, building water tanks, training communities, distributing hygiene kits and rehabilitating viable water systems.
Help us to provide men, women and children clean and safe water, an essential we all take for granted.