Thirst Relief

Build a Well


Three children die every minute from drinking dirty water

 With reliable access to clean water, thousands of lives could be saved each day. Provide clean water by building a well in your name or that of a loved one

Build a Well Where Most Needed

How Much Does it Cost to Build a Well

It costs from just £300 to build a well in a needy community; that's just from 82p per day to give the gift of water.

Drinking dirty, diseased water is one of the most common causes of death in the developing world - and one of the most preventable - so you could be saving countless lives for years to come.

African Girl Drinking Water

Through Thirst Relief we’re building wells in countries, providing safe water to drink, wash, clean, to grow crops and to hydrate animals. This can lead to healthier lives, a better chance to go to school or work and a route out of poverty.

See your donation change lives

What your Well can do

Reliable access to safe, clean water means that drinking, cooking, washing, watering crops and animals and making wudu no longer pose a risk of illness. This allows those less fortunate a chance to break free from poverty and transform their lives for years to come.

Once we've received the full payment for your well, we can then start to assess the best place for it to be built in your chosen country, with your chosen plaque details.

We use a stringent third-party selection process to ensure only the most needy benefit and the whole process from start to finish after payment is an estimated 9 to 12 months.

When your well has been built and functional, we’ll send you an individual feedback report so you can see it in action and find out about the people whose lives you've changed.

Your  feedback report contains:

  • Information on the village where your well is located
  • Information about the community who have benefited
  • A message from the grateful community
  • Pictures of the construction and the finished well in use
  • A framed picture to share with friends and family


Give the gift of safe, clean water today

Transform a community with the power of a group

Donate £140 a month to Thirst relief, and we’ll team you up with other supporters doing the same. Together you will build a Solar Water & Power Centre. Upon completion, we will send you a full feedback report.

Thirst Relief Around the World