Water is a source of life, yet over 1/6th of the world’s population lack access to safe drinking water. A further 2.5 billion, including 1 billion children, live without basic sanitation.
One Nation’s “The Gift of Water” project aims to provide safe and secure access to clean drinking water to those most in need. The wells are funded by individual donors and the project currently operates in Bangladesh, Syria, Burma (Myanmar), India and Tanzania. We are looking to expand the project, and are looking to implement the project in new countries.
DIG A WELL FAQS
Q1: How long will it take to build my well? Why?
We estimate that each well will take 1-3 months to complete. This is because we ensure that the site is thoroughly inspected and chemically tested for water purity, and planning permission is sought from local authorities, after which we begin the building process.
Q2: Why are the prices of wells different in each country?
Each country has its own costs for materials and labour work to build the well. Furthermore, some areas are more difficult to access, dig and procure a water source – for example Tanzania.
Q3: How long is the life expectancy of a well?
Usually around 10 years but that is dependent on the country and the usage of the well.
Q4: What is included in the completion report for my well?
We produce a completion report for every well donated. The report includes the exact location of the well, a description of the building process, a personal statement from the beneficiary, and photographs of the well with its personalised plaque. You can specify the short plaque name when you make the donation (note: plaque will appear exactly as stated, so please take care with spelling etc.)
Q5: Can a well be donated as Sadaqa Jariya (ongoing charity)?
Wells benefit numerous people over a prolonged period. Donors often donate wells as Sadaqa Jariya, for themselves and on behalf of others – including deceased loved ones.
Please note: after the completion of the payment process, Please contact our team on 01924 856923 to confirm the transaction and to specify which name you want to appear on the plaque.
As a donor, your name will automatically be included unless you expressly state otherwise. If you are donating in memory of someone, please spell their names correctly. If no names are specified, only your name as the donor will appear on the plaque.
The water well costs may vary. If your water well costs less than what you have donated then the remaining funds will be donated towards the most needy projects in that country. If your water well costs more than what you have donated then we will contact you accordingly.