Over 650 million people in the world, have no access to safe water
‘Around the world, up to 443 million school days are lost every year because of water-related illnesses'
Our H2Oath water appeal campaign works to support underprivileged communities to gain access to safe water in both Asia and Africa. We provide clean water by assisting communities in installing hand pumps, deep tube wells and community solar pumps. Knowledgeable locals carry out the charity water pump installations, and our in-country officers provide information sharing workshops. The facilities' maintenance is a task shared by the community committee, which oversees all local water facilities.
When donating to our water pump appeal to install a water facility, you will pay for more than just drilling a hole and a basic water pump charity installation. Instead, you contribute to the finances needed to form a committee that provides hygiene and sanitation training. This training ensures that the water facility remains functioning hygienically; without it, the community is exposed to various diseases.
While death is a worst-case scenario, the global water crises affect the lives of the world’s poor in more ways than one. People with no access to running water are forced to seek it out. Women and children are given this responsibility in most households, and every day they have to make long, arduous and often dangerous journeys to find the nearest water source. This means when you donate to a water well charity like ILM, you are not only providing life-changing assistance, but you are also changing the course of someone’s life as they no longer have to commit themselves to danger for a basic human need.
We install four different types of water-providing facilities. To understand their impact, we have outlined the potential of their reach below:
Hand pumps are a family-based product, usually installed close to several homes. Each hand water pump aims to serve approximately five families (25 people) with low economic status.
Deep tube wells are installed in rural communities within communal areas. They aim to serve approximately 25 households (125 people).
Communal solar pumps are installed in communal buildings. These communal buildings include mosques, schools, and community centres. The pump aims to serve approximately 35 households (175 people).
Community wells in Africa are built within economically deprived communities. They aim to provide for up to two to three communities (100 families). This equates to approximately 500 people on average.