Access to safe water is more than just for drinking; it ensures proper sanitation, nutrition, and hygiene. According to UNICEF, there are over 2.1 billion people worldwide who do not have access to safe, drinkable water; millions of deaths every year, particularly those of children, could be prevented through the provision of clean water. This is exacerbated by climate change as well as natural disasters and emergencies.
Water for Life is one of ICNA Relief Canada’s biggest initiatives, aiming to support clean water projects in poverty-stricken areas of the world. Currently, our biggest water projects involve developing sustainable long term initiatives in areas of Somalia, Kenya, Pakistan, Kashmir, and India.
For Ramadan this year, our goal is to distribute over $1 million for water projects around the world, increase awareness, and continue to invest in long-term initiatives to make communities independent in regards to water for drinking, irrigation, and feeding livestock.
In 2018, we invested over $210,000 on clean water projects in Pakistan and India. Thanks to your generations donations, over 200,000 people now have access to clean water and healthy sanitation facilities every day. Clean water and water wells were also provided to Rohingya Refugee Camps in Bangladesh.
In the last few years, we have disbursed over $1 Million in clean water projects, which have helped build dozens of shallow water wells, solar-powered water pumps, and water wells in Somalia, India, and Pakistan, with the largest wells being able to provide clean drinking water to 164,000 people and their livestock.
For further detail, please consult our 2018 progress report.
Besides donating to our Water for LIfe program through our donation page, you can also sponsor the building of an entire well, which starts at $1500. Our full list of well options is as following:
|#||Project Description||Price (CAD)|
|1.||Rural School Water Projects in Kashmir and Pakistan.||$1550||Donate Now|
|2.||Rural Urdu Medium School or Community Centre Water Projects in rural parts of Telangana (Hyderabad), India.||$1500||Donate Now|
|3.||General Water Project Fund||Any ($1500 for complete well)||Donate Now|
|4||Water for Life Projects in Somalia||Pricing starts at $7000. Please contact us for details.||Contact Us|
Watch short video reports from 2 of our recent water projects:
In order to receive further information or details on this initiative, please contact us directly. You may find our contact information here.
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