Water wells in India

The Situation

Water scarcity is an ongoing issue in the villages of India. India faces a serious and persistent water crisis owing to a growing imbalance of supply and demand, as well as poor water resource management and climate change. India is projected to face severe water stress by the year 2050.

Women in India spend an estimate of 150 million work days every year fetching and carrying water

Water quality is also an ongoing issue, with untreated sewage flowing into water bodies polluting drinkable sources of water; as 80 percent of the sewage generated goes untreated. Additionally, lack of access to improved water supply and adequate sanitation persists.

80% of Indian

household do not have adequate access to water

How you can help?

IDRF, in partnership with local communities, is addressing these ongoing issues by building 90 ft. deep manual water wells.


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One water well provides water to 75 people, 15 households

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Frequently Asked Questions

How deep will these wells be?

IDRF in partnership with local communities is looking to address these ongoing issues by building 90 ft. deep manual hand water pumps that will provide clean drinking water to approximately 15 households. This means each water pump can support up to 60-75 people.

How advanced are these wells? What will the maintenance be like?

With this project, we will be employing the expertise of our Indian partners, that are professionals trained in engineering, hydrogeology, and construction to build these water wells. Once the wells are built, our field team does period checks to ensure the wells are running smoothly.

What is the expected time of completion?

You can expect a final report regarding the completion of your water well 12 months from the day funds are released to IDRF. 

Are these wells Zakat eligible?

No. Water wells cannot be deemed zakat eligible due to the fact that these wells are used by a community of people, and we cannot provide “ownership” to one individual.

No matter how small the amount, contribute to a well.

Build a well, one drop at a time.

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