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Bring sustainable solutions to water scarcity in 23 countries:

We operate in Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, India, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, Philippines, Senegal, Somalia, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zimbabwe

The Gift that Keeps on Giving

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Countries Served

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Projects Funded

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Clean Water Project

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Turn Drops of Hope into Waves of Change

Fulfill water needs for vulnerable communities worldwide by:

  • Improving access to clean water

  • Increasing access to sanitation facilities

  • Promoting good hygiene practices

  • Impacting health outcomes - Building community empowerment and sustainability


The Water Crisis Affects Millions

Every year women and children sacrifice their education and risk their lives as they spend up to 200 million hours collecting clean water. The global water crisis affects millions and not having access to safe, clean water is deadly for children.

Turn the tide by confronting the global water crisis.

Hand Pumps
  • Minimum 10-years lifespan
  • 50 ft. below surface
  • Minimal physical effort
Donate Hand Pump
Greatest Impact
Water Well
  • Minimum 30-year lifespan
  • 100-150 ft. below surface
  • Water from freshwater source
  • Minimal physical effort
Donate Water Well
Water Fund
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Any Amount Helps
  • Every dollar given toward our water fund will help provide clean, safe drinking water to communities in need

What to Expect When You Donate

Step 1

Receive Confirmation

After your donation, you will receive an email confirmation from our Sadaqah Jariyah Water team.

Step 2

Get Location

In approximately 8-12 weeks our team will circle back letting you know exactly what country your water source will be constructed in.

Step 3

Completion Update

From there, you’ll be notified once your water source is constructed, our team will share details of your water project. We promise to stay connected with you throughout this journey of ever-flowing charity.

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All water projects take anywhere from 6-8 months to complete. *Subject to varying time frames, due to various reasons such as weather, access, equipment, paperwork, disease outbreaks, and human resources. A team member will keep you posted if your specific timeline falls outside this date range.

Each well has a lifespan expected to last at least 30 years. Every three years, Zakat Foundation of America representatives perform a follow-up regarding the state and productivity of our water projects to ensure they are in good working condition. Our team will contact you if ever there is an unexpected issue with your water project.

Our team works with partners all over the world to assess which countries need these water wells the most, and which areas in those countries are accessible to beneficiaries. We look deep into specifics of regions that are at high risk, and are poverty stricken in order to justify if a water well makes more sense then a water pump.

A water well serves as having the greatest impact to a community because it is dug deeper into the ground and extracts water directly from a fresh water source, whereas a hand pump extracts water from a pool of water that forms from a fresh water source. A water well has a lifespan of 30 years, while a hand pump has a lifespan of 15 years.

Yes, however it may add time to the completion date. We always encourage donors for the swiftest completion to allow the Programs Department to allocate their project.

A team member will contact you via email to confirm receipt of your donation. Then you will receive a confirmation in a matter of 6-8 weeks of the region in which your water well will be constructed. Lastly, about 6-8 months after, you will receive a final email with a photo of your completed project. Note, timing of completion is subject to vary.

It costs 3,000 dollars to construct a water well. The cost is due to the amount of labor it takes to dig and construct a water well from start to finish. The benefits that come from a water well are significant.

Yes, you are able to dedicate a water source. When you fill out the donation form you will see a box that says “Tribute Name for Water | Sadaqah Jariyah.” Please make sure the spelling is correct when inputting the name.

The Arabic translation for the term “Sadaqah” is charity and “Jariyah” means flowing. That is why Sadaqah Jariyah is referred to as the “ever-flowing charity.” The phrase “ever-flowing charity” reflects this type of charity’s special capacity to reach both recipients and giver after the donor’s death. For a more detailed definition please read our blog post https://www.zakat.org/what-is-sadaqah-jariyah-charity-ever-flowing.

We are proud to say that over 1 million individuals have benefitted from our water program since the program's inception.

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Stories From the Field

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Gujulla Sunitha


Gujulla Sunitha and her children in Telangana, India faced hardships due to the water crisis. They endured long walks for water, sacrificing education and enduring injuries. A sponsored well from Zakat Foundation has transformed their lives, providing relief and gratitude. “You have relieved the pain of carrying water from long distances and made our lives easier!

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Mariama Ibrahim and Seidu Yakubu


Mariama Ibrahim and Seidu Yakubu, residents of Zegu No.1 in Ghana, faced long walks for water, impacting their daily lives and health. Through your support, a water well was constructed, providing clean water near their homes. Now, they have more time for farming and domestic activities. “Thank you very much for this gift of water! Our children can now go to school early to study.

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Mahamadu Ouedraeogo and Ajara Braimah

Burkina Faso

Mahamadu Ouedraeogo and Ajara Braimah from Tumkel, Burkina Faso, faced a 1.5 mile walk to access potable water. With your support, a water well was provided, fulfilling their dire need for clean drinking water. Now, they no longer walk long distances for their domestic water needs. “We are very happy. Allah Bless you.

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