Clean Water

Globally 2.1 billion people lack clean water in their houses and 159 million people use surface water, which is considered to be the least hygienic.

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According to research conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO), globally 2.1 billion people lack clean water in their houses and 159 million people use surface water, which is considered to be the least hygienic. Even worse is how people in various countries around the world have to walk for hours just to reach even the contaminated surface water sources.

Pakistan, which is one of the priority countries of our initiative, is a country with a clean water crisis. Millions of Pakistanis cannot gain access to clean purified water. 100 thousand people lose their lives over contaminated water every year and more than half of this number is children under the age of 10. We, as IFCED, are building water wells and implementing filtration technologies to natural water resources for children to have access to clean water in various countries of the world.

PROJECT CONTENT

To a village that needs clean water;

FAQ

For human health, just the existence of water is not enough but rather humans need hygienic, purified, non-contaminated, whether by chemicals or sewage, clean water. Just for this reason alone, there are water shortages even in countries with high rainfall. The rain that builds up on the ground, which are called ‘surface water sources’, is only safe to drink after being filtered. However, people in less developed countries have to resort to drinking it without purifying.

The best short term solution to get clean and safe water is drilling to reach the underground water, which is building a water well. IFCED is trying to quench children’s thirst by building wells in various countries through partner foundations.

Our priority as IFCED is the children. For this reason, our initiatives all take children’s well-being as the objective. IFCED, with the help of local partners, builds wells and fountains in schools located in rural areas. These fountains allow children to have access to clean drinkable water without any delays and children are able to continue their education. School yards are also minimally affected from the unfavourable conditions. The local residents also get to benefit from these wells.

If you wish to do lasting charity work or to commemorate a special day (e.g. weddings, birth) or to eternize the name of a deceased relative, you can contact us to fund a water well.

We first determine the location of the water well after you get in touch with us. Then, the construction starts. We keep you posted throughout different stages of the build. As the grand opening day gets nearer, we ask what you wish to be written on the panel of the fountain. We design the plaque and wait for your approval. We also plan a grand opening and share its video with you.

The process of building a water well is as follows: we first determine the area most in need, the drilling and the testing of the well and the water comes next and finally the construction of the water pump and the tank is finalized. 

The time span of the project depends on numerous conditions: the distance of the future well from the nearest city, the depth of the water, the local climate conditions etc. However, as long as there aren’t any extraordinary conditions (natural disasters, pandemic, war etc.) the time needed ranges from 4-6 months.

You will be notified if there are any delays caused due to unavoidable conditions by IFCED and its partners.

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