It’s easy to say every day should be world water day.
The truth is that women and children in countries with underdeveloped infrastructures walk miles every day to retrieve water. They sacrifice hours that could have been spent in school, at work, or elsewhere, all to get clean water they can use for drinking, cooking, and cleaning.
That’s why even though world water day is March 22, Zakat Foundation of America is making a month out of it. The international humanitarian organization based out of Illinois is rallying a nation to fund 100 water sources in one month.
The process is simple
Select a water project (hand pump or water well), dedicate it to a loved one (optional) and donate. Zakat Foundation of America’s team will break ground and let the blessings — and, of course, the water — flow. We’ll send an update upon completion.
We do not stop at installing these water sources. Our water experts:
Find the best place for your loved one’s well or hand pump
Supervise its construction
Install your loved one’s name permanently and prominently at the site to ensure his or her remembrance in the prayers of its users (an added benefit for the departed)
Provide you with photos of it gushing blessings of life for people and your beloved
Teach water and sanitation awareness to its users on important topics, like testing for arsenic contamination, a deep-groundwater problem throughout the world
Get certified through Zakat Foundation of America as a Water Scarcity Ambassador. Help raise awareness by participating in weekly challenges that help conserve water while shining a spotlight on water scarcity issues across the globe. This month features four different challenges, and participation is required in all four to receive the certificate.
Challenge 1: Save Change to Save Lives
Challenge 2: Make a Video
Challenge 3: Change your Water Habits
Challenge 4: Write a Blog Post