Build a well in Bangladesh
The people of Dangipara in the Satkhira district of Bangladesh have been using water from the nearby pond and canal, which is seriously polluted.
By building a deep tube well, brother Dhobir has given them reliable access to clean water for drinking, cooking, hygiene and more. Residents of the village said: “We were in a crisis. We are giving you thousands of salaams. We heartily thank you for your kindness to us.”
A child dies from drinking dirty water every 20 seconds. That’s 4,000 children every day whose deaths could have been prevented.
You can help save lives by building a well.
For millions of people in developing countries getting water is not as simple as turning on the tap. They have to walk for miles to reach the nearest water source. And when they get there the water is dirty and diseased. They drink it knowing it could kill them.
Build a Thirst Relief well and you can give families reliable access to safe, clean water. This allows them to drink, wash, make wudu, grow crops and water their animals safely. It will mean they don’t have to spend hours fetching water each day, freeing up time to go to school, work or look after their families.
Clean water means healthier lives, improved livelihoods and, ultimately, a route out of poverty.
Start building your Thirst Relief well now for as little as 82p a day.
Why are some wells in Bangladesh £1,200 and others £300?
Bangladesh is affected by the natural occurrence of arsenic in the water table which often rules out shallow wells. In areas where this is the case, we need to dig deeper. The pumps we use also need to be more robust given the water table level, and the installations are often more remote and difficult to access, which invariably impacts cost.
In other areas, where the water table is not contaminated and/or is easier to reach, we are able to build tube wells that feature a hand pump, and these cost less.