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
10 Amazing Years of Thirst Relief
How Much Does it Cost to Build a Well
It costs from just £300 to donate a well to a community in need; that's just 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 with your water donation, you could be saving countless lives for years to come.
Through Thirst Relief we’re building wells in countries around the world, 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 for good.
Feedback About Your Well
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 in need benefit, and the whole process from start to finish after payment is an estimated 9 to 12 months.
Your feedback report contains:
- Information on the village where
yourwell 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
See How Your Water Donation Changes Lives
What Happens When You Donate a Well
When you build a well in a community which has never had access to clean water before, you will literally save lives.
But not only that – when you build a well, you provide a pathway out of poverty.
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.
It also means that women and children don’t have to walk for miles to collect – often dirty – water. The average distance that women and children walk to collect water in Africa and Asia is 3.7 miles, carrying around 20 litres of water.
Now – just think of what your water well charity can do.
Your water well charity, which you give by donating a well, can help people stay healthy, grow their own food, have time for children to go to school or for women to start their own businesses.
Clean water charity is so important to us as Muslims. The Prophet Muhammad (saw) once said;
“The best charity is giving water to drink.” (Ahmad)
A simple well allows those less fortunate a chance to break free from poverty and transform their lives for years to come.
Build a Solar Water & Power Centre
Transform a community with the power of a group
If we’re going to break the poverty cycle, we need smart, sustainable solutions.
Our Solar Panel Water and Power Centre is a specially designeproject that provides water and electricity to entire communities, transforming the lives of hundreds of people for decades to come.
Donate £140 a month to Thirst Relief, and we’ll team you up with other supporters doing the same. Together you will build an amazing Solar Water & Power Centre, to give sustainable, clean water charity to a whole community.
Once it’s been built, we will send you a full feedback report and show you how your Solar Water and Power Centre is helping a whole community with the use of sustainable energy.
Solar Water & Power Centre in The Gambia
10 Amazing Years of Thirst Relief
In the last 10 Amazing Years of Penny Appeal, you’ve helped us bring clean water charity to thousands of people around the world!
We’ve built over 16,000 water systems and wells, pouring 3 billion glasses of clean, safe water. That’s 4 times the number of people in the world!
When you donate a well with Thirst Relief, a community gets a source of clean water for the very first time, and that literally transforms lives.
Thank you for all your water donations over the years – let’s build even more wells in the next 10 years!