Water is such a simple thing to many of us, yet is more valuable than gold to others. iCharity is bringing relief to communities around the world who suffer needlessly from a lack of access to clean water and proper sanitation. For little money, you can establish a well to bring the source of life to villages suffering in areas all over the world.
“Whosoever digs a well will receive reward for that from Allah on the Day of Judgement when anyone amongst jinn, men and birds drink from it” – Prophet Muhammad (sal-Allahu alayhi wa Salam) Bukhari and Muslim
The use of a well as a source of Sadaqa Jariya is incredibly blessed to do because every human, jinn and animal will send blessings when they drink from it for as long as the well is open. Consider the hundreds of people in drought-stricken countries that would drink from this well every day, think of the livestock that will be watered and kept healthy every single say. The blessings would soon be tallying up for every minute of every day for many many years!
Water is the key to survival. Without it the health of the community and its members are put at a great risk. The need for water has never been as critical as it is now, with nearly one billion people worldwide having no access to safe drinking water, and almost half the world’s population lacking adequate sanitation.
- A person can survive one month without food but only one week without water.
- Diseases related to water are caused either by the lack of water or drinking polluted water.
- Such diseases include trachoma, hepatitis, typhoid, polio, malaria, sleeping sickness and meningitis.
- Trachoma alone is the main cause of blindness of 6 million people worldwide.
- 2.4 billion people (nearly the half of world’s population) do not have access to adequate water supplies.
- 3.4 million people in developing countries die every year from diseases related to lack of water and drinking unsafe water.
- Around 6,000 children – most of them less than 5 years of age – die every day from water-borne diseases.
- The average distance that women in Africa and Asia walk every day to collect water is 6 km.
- The water and sanitation crisis claims more lives through disease than any war claims through guns.
iCharity has been working to provide safe water to underprivileged communities for many years. This includes building water wells and providing and distributing drinking water in the places of crisis. These places include: Fiji, Somalia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, etc.