How you can help?
IDRF aims to fulfill the 6th Sustainable Development Goal of Clean Water in Gaza by digging and establishing five main water wells providing a sustainable source of potable water to the most vulnerable and in-need places across Gaza, such as hospitals, schools, and essential spaces.
Build a motorized well
providing approximately 1250 families with clean water
One water well provides water to
7,500 people, 1250 families
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Build a well, build a community.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much clean water will locals have access to with these wells?
The water wells will produce 20 cubic meters of water per hour. Each water well has the capacity of 15 HP (Horsepower), allowing the consumption of the direct beneficiaries for five hours without electricity. Additionally, the wells will be equipped with a Chlorine System added to clarify the water when needed.
Will it be easy to use for elders and youngsters?
For elders and young people, there are community focal persons that help coordinate the distribution of water. Jerry cans and large water tanks are filled for those who cannot come to the wells to collect water for themselves.
Are there maintenance costs?
No. Once the well is built, our field team in Gaza will periodically check-in on the wells, and ensure that things are running smoothly.
What is the expected time of completion?
You can expect a final report regarding the completion of your Gaza well within 1 year from the day funds are released to IDRF. This report will include photos of your well in action and other significant details.
Are there any additional benefits of these water wells?
Definitely. Due to water shortages, farmers in Gaza are compelled to alter their traditional livelihoods and grow crops that are less water-intensive and also less profitable. Now, with the help of these advanced water wells, farmers will be able to irrigate nearby farmland and grow citrus fruits, which are known to be more profitable as farmers are capable of exporting them.
Are these wells Zakat eligible?
No. Due to the fact that water wells belong to the community, we cannot provide “ownership” to a single person. Furthermore, it is not guaranteed that the wells are only used by Muslims. For these reasons, we cannot deem these wells Zakat-eligible.
Water wells we’ve built
Donate to build a water well in Gaza
Note: At IDRF we are committed to managing your funds and being accountable to you as our donors with full transparency. To do this, we are committed to ensuring that the funds you have selected are designated to the appropriate country. In the event IDRF receives funds that cannot be designated to the country selected, then please know that the funds will be redirected to support other vulnerable communities that are in urgent need.
If you would like to donate by cheque, please mail a signed cheque to:
23 Lesmill Rd, Suite 300, North York, ON M3B 3P6
Memo: Water Wells in Gaza
Every donation will receive a tax receipt by email upon donation.