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Water Appeal

Do you want continuous rewards from now until you meet your Lord? You can build hand pumps and borehole wells in your chosen name.

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Yusuf Chambers travelled to Bangladesh and met the Rohingya who had escaped killing and persecution in Burma. They had many needs, one of which was clean water to drink. With your donations, One Ummah built hundreds of hand-pumps providing them with this basic necessity to sustain their lives.


The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “When a man dies, his deeds come to an end except for three things: Sadaqah Jariyah (ceaseless charity); a knowledge which is beneficial, or a virtuous descendant who prays for him (for the deceased).” [Hadith, Sahih Muslim]


    • £250 – Build a hand-pump in your choice of name.
    • £1,250 – Build a borehole well in your choice of name in Uganda, Sierra Leone or Kenya.

Earn ongoing reward for yourself or a loved one by donating towards one of our Sadaqah Jariyah projects. These include water & sanitation projects, building masajid and supporting our worldwide campaigns.

Sa’d ibn Ubadah reported that he asked the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ), “O Messenger of Allah, my mother has died. Shall I give charity on her behalf?” The Prophet (ﷺ), said, “Yes.” I said, “Which charity is best?” The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “A drink of water.”

One Ummah are building hand pumps in poverty-stricken countries such as Pakistan, Bangladesh and Burma. For £250, you can build a hand-pump in yours or a family member’s name and help save lives. 

For £1,250, you can build a bore-hole well (Uganda / Sierra Leone / Kenya) which can provide clean drinking water for a village of up to 1,000 people. This well will act as a Sadaqah Jariyah for you or a family member for as long as it is functioning and saving lives in the community.

If you’d like to donate towards this appeal, choose from our most popular donation amounts for this campaign or scroll to the bottom of the page and choose a custom amount.

*Any surplus of funds will be placed back into the general water fund to be used on other water-related projects.*

*This appeal is not Zakah applicable*



One Hand Pump

Build a hand-pump in yours or a family member’s name and provide clean drinking water for up to 15 beneficiaries for up to 10 years in Pakistan, Bangladesh or Burma.

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One Bore-Hole Well

Build a borehole well in yours or a family member’s name and provide clean drinking water to a village for up to 1,000 beneficiaries for up to 10 years in Uganda, Sierra Leone or Kenya.

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Two Bore-Hole Wells

Build two borehole wells in yours or a family member’s name and provide clean drinking water to a village for up to 1,000 beneficiaries for up to 10 years in Uganda, Sierra Leone or Kenya.

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Jazakum Allah Khayr for visiting this appeals page. Many millions worldwide need our help. We can’t help them without your support. Please donate below and save lives today.

Well FAQs

1 How long will it take to build a well?

We estimate that wells will take 4-12 months to complete. This is because we ensure suitable locations are chosen and the site is thoroughly inspected before we begin the building process. Build time can vary country to country and with adverse weather conditions.

2 How long is the life expectancy of a well?

Depending on the region it can last up to 10 years but that is dependent on the country and the usage of the well.

3 Will I receive information when my well is built?

We do not issue progress reports; however, donor enquiries are welcome. We ask that donors allow up to 12 months for completion, after which they will receive a short completion report.

4 What is included in my completion report?

We produce a completion report for every well donated. The report includes the exact location of the well and photographs of the well with its personalised plaque. You can specify the short plaque name when you make the donation (Note: plaque will appear exactly as stated, so please review your spelling carefully etc.)

5 How do One Ummah select locations for a well?

Our local partners on ground identify areas which are most in need of our well donations. Our primary objective is to deliver to those most in need; however, donors can request specific locations.

6 Who maintains and safeguards the well after it has been built?

We work with local partners on the ground to ensure all wells are regularly maintained and safeguarded. We have a community-based maintenance system for beneficiaries. For major issues, communities are advised to contact our local partners who then contact the relevant One Ummah Office.

7 why are water wells not zakat applicable?

At One Ummah, we typically distribute zakat to beneficiaries in the form of cash, which enables them to apply it towards their specific needs. It is important to note that we do have a select number of projects that are considered zakat eligible at One Ummah, and these can be found in detail on our appeals page.

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