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Rainwater is a natural source which can be harvested and stored to provide an ongoing water source. In some environment’s rainfall is seasonal, with heavy rains followed by long periods of time with no rainfall at all. Ensuring water is effectively captured during heavy rainfall is essential to ensuring survival during the long dry months.
Here at Islamic Relief, we provide families with the tools and knowledge to gather rainwater in their local area, so that they can later utilise this water to grow food. This way of catching and storing water works well for people who live in hilly or mountainous terrains, offering crucial water security. It also means that they have access to clean water without the need for the daily long and arduous journeys.
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 recognise 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.