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Water is a necessity for life, yet over two billion people do not have access to a safe source of drinking water. Facing dehydration, drought, and disease, communities are at risk. Our solar-powered boreholes offer a long-term solution to water scarcity and provide water to thousands of people. The water is pumped from the ground, using electricity generated from solar panels, making it a reliable clean, sustainable solution – even in the most remote areas.
Four solar-powered boreholes can supply enough water for a staggering 4,000 people. They come with a water tank and an additional water distribution system. What’s more, we establish water management committees. Ten people per borehole (five men, five women) are trained in water infrastructure management to ensure that communities will benefit as much as possible from this water source.
After the borehole is drilled and fully set-up, the local population will have a safe supply of water for drinking and irrigation. This will not only eradicate the risk of contracting water-borne disease but also enhance food-security within these local communities.
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.