Why Water?

Clean water projects for children can change everything.

When Sa'd ibn Ubādah (r.a.) asked Rasūlullāh (s.a.w.) ``Which charity is the best?`` He replied: ``(providing) water.`` (Abū Dāwūd, Zakāh 41)



Many children's lives are changing with the water projects implemented by IFCED...



Deaths caused by a lack of clean water in third world countries is at an all-time high. Consumption of contaminated water is causing hundreds of children to die of illness each day. The situation is only going to get worse if nothing is done.

Lack of water is not only harming children’s health conditions but also their education. In some parts of the world, as water bodies are far and few in between, children are tasked with collecting water from these water sources to use in cooking and cleaning in their homes. This can take hours and there are children who have to leave their education halfway just because of this reason. 

IFCED, cares about children, who are the future, and their education and health. By battling the lack of clean crisis in less developed countries, we ensure that children will have healthy lives and get the education they deserve.

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.