Water is essential to life.
From drinking and cooking to providing adequate sanitation for communities, access to clean, safe water is critical.
You can give the gift of water today. Honor a loved one by starting a Sadaqah Jariyah campaign in their name and bring water to those who desperately need it.
Here are three Sadaqah Jariyah campaigns you can start right now:
Organization: Al Ansar Foundation
About: On Zanzibar Island, locals have been known to travel between 2-7 hours daily in search of water. Women and children spend a lot of their day walking to collect water from government taps which are unreliable and often switched off for several weeks or even months at a time.
This leaves people stranded without safe drinking water.
You can make a difference.
For £2,500, you can build a borehole well in honor of a loved one and provide a community with a lifeline.
You can fund this campaign on your own or get together with 25 friends and family members (£100/person) to fund one collectively.
Al Ansar will keep you updated throughout the building process with video clips and photos. Additionally, once the project is complete, a communal du’a will be made in honor of your loved one.
Organization: Spot Project
About: In the Gambia, water safety and quality are a huge concern. Water sources, including household drinking water, are often contaminated with E.coli (Unicef).
The symptoms of E. coli infections can range from severe stomach cramping to vomiting, but in some cases can also lead to life-threatening complications.
For £3,000, you can build a borehole well that is sustainable, well maintained, and accessible.
Studies have shown that access to safe and clean water can boost a country's economic growth and reduce poverty.
Got 50 people in your network? You can fund this campaign on your own, or reach out to 50 others ( £50/person) to provide water in the Gambia today!
Not only will this borehole be accessible to an entire community, but once the project is completed, it will be personalized with the name of the loved one you’re honoring.
Organization: Pious Projects
About: The people of Mali lack basic necessities like access to clean water and basic healthcare. On average, 1 in 4 people lacks access to clean, drinkable water, while some villages don’t have access to any wells at all.
For $2,700 USD, you can build a water well for communities just like these.
Once your project is complete, a video of the grand opening, including a du’a in honor of yourself or your loved one, will be sent to you.
Want to make a difference, but need some help? Consider getting a team of volunteers together and have them reach out to their networks! Get 50 donors ($45/person), and together, you can build a well for an entire community for generations!
Starting a sadaqah jariyah campaign in honor of a loved one is one of the best things you can do. Not only will it bring relief to people in need in this life, but it will benefit your loved one in the hereafter.
Vasim is a Product Marketer at LaunchGood. He lives by the phrase "do good, always" and looks to always inspire those around him.