Wells of dignity – Forgotten Women

Give and let it live on!

Upon being asked regarding the most virtuous form of charity, the Prophet replied, “[Providing] water.”

Wells of Dignity is designed to give women access to clean water in a safe and sound manner free from threats and attacks of sexual violence. Females are the primary water bearers in most countries, at least 2.1 billion people around the world face challenges obtaining water every day. In some countries women and young girls walk up to 3 hours through the night in remote areas in order to queue for water as early as 1am, ready for morning use. On this journey they face many dangers, the most horrific being sexual attacks, abduction and rape. In some cases, conditions are put on the access to water. In Malawi for example, it has been reported that the village of Kalambule had no access to water and they had to walk for hours along a remote route. The keeper of the water well only approved the women to come at night and they were only allowed one helping of water per household.

The benefits:
1- Stops life threatening fatalities associated with drinking dirty water
2- Reduces the risk of women and girls being sexually attacked
3- Reduces the risk of girls being kidnapped and sold into the sex trade
4- Empowers women by making free time available to pursue livelihood
5- Gives girls access to an education rather than spending hours fetching water
6- Gives women & girls freedom of safe movement
7- Unconditional water is provided to all communities for generations to come

Pakistan Balochistan £150 / Sindh £250 | Bangladesh £350 | Yemen £20,000  | Water Truck Yemen (200 people) £75 | Afghanistan £700

Grant women and children access to clean water in a safe manner and let the charity live on!

Pakistan Balochistan £150 / Sindh £250 | Yemen £20,000  | Water Truck Yemen (feeds 40 families) £75 | Afghanistan £700

Forgotten Women