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Build a Water Well

Build a Sadaqah Jariyah Water Well
A Lifelong Charity with Eternal Rewards

Water Well Quick Menu:

  1. Shallow Water Well ($500)
  2. Semi-Deep Water Well ($1,500)
  3. Deep Water Well ($5,000)
  4. Community Water Systems ($3,500)
  5. Solar-Powered Borehole (5 Shares for just $25!)
Build a Well Today

The Global Water Crisis: A Call for Action

The global water crisis is a stark reality, with 771 million people lacking clean water and women and girls dedicating an estimated 200 million hours daily to water retrieval. The average woman in rural Africa embarks on a 6-kilometre journey daily to fetch water, while over 800 children under 5 perish daily due to waterborne diseases. The United Nations aims to universalise clean water and sanitation access by 2030 through Sustainable Development Goal 6.

Sadaqah Jariyah: A Continuous Charity

Investing in a Water Well, Community Water System, or Borehole to facilitate struggling communities accessing clean water embodies Sadaqah Jariyah (continuous charity). This act of charity not only garners rewards in this life but also promises multiplied rewards in the hereafter, per Allah's assurance.

The Prophet (Peace be Upon Him) said: “When a man passes away, his good deeds will also come to an end except for three: Sadaqah Jariyah (ceaseless charity); a knowledge which is beneficial, or a virtuous descendant who prays for him (for the deceased)” (Narrated by Abu Hurairah, Sahih Muslim).

MAA's Sadaqah Jariya Water Well Options

Shallow Water Well

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  • Cost: $500
  • Depth: 10-20 metres
  • Life-Span: 8-10 years
  • Locations: Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan
  • Build Type & Inclusions: Sturdy concrete base, piping, and hand-pump

Semi-Deep Water Well




  • Cost: $1,500
  • Depth: 25-60 metres
  • Life-Span: 10-15 years
  • Locations: Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan
  • Build Type & Inclusions: Sturdy concrete base, piping, and hand-pump

Deep Water Well


Deep Well Ghana


  • Cost: $5,000
  • Depth: 40-100 metres
  • Life-Span: 20-25 years
  • Locations: Ghana and Pakistan
  • Build Type & Inclusions: The Deep Water Wells are built according to the local requirements of each area. The wells are built with a large concrete base and heavy-duty hand-pump or Motorised / Solar pump.

View MAA's Unique Water Well Design Video

Community Water Systems


Community Water System Indonesia

  • Cost: $3,500
  • Life-Span: 15-20 years
  • Depth: Clean water is sourced from a nearby lake or borehole
  • Locations: Indonesia and Pakistan
  • Build Type & Inclusions: The Clean water is pumped into a storage tank directly connected to the local electrical outlets or via solar power. In certain regions, extensive digging and piping are undertaken to ensure the seamless distribution of clean water to beneficiary’s homes or multiple local dispensaries in neighbouring villages.

View MAA's 360 Degree VR Video of our Community Water System in Indonesia.


Ensuring Transparency and Quality

Upon the well’s completion, we uphold transparency by sharing a comprehensive report, including the exact location, number of beneficiaries, photographs, and more. Furthermore, you can personalise a plaque on the well, by providing the name in the "on behalf of" section when making the donation.

Maintenance and Quality Assurance

MAA prioritises the maintenance of water wells and systems, conducting training sessions with local communities on system maintenance and providing contacts for part replacements. Additionally, we ensure all water is tested for potability before initiating construction.

Other Sadaqah Jariyah Water Project Options

Solar-Powered Boreholes

View the impact of MAA's 2022 Somalia Borehole

The Solar-Powered Borehole project differs from our current water well & community water system options. Due to the location, digging requirements, complexity, and features of the solar-powered borehole, the price is much higher. MAA offers you the opportunity to purchase Sadaqah Jariyah Shares towards the construction of the borehole. Visit our 2023 Somalia Solar-Powered Borehole Donation page.

  • Cost: $150,000-$200,000
  • Depth: 150-200 metres
  • Life-Span: 50+ years
  • Location: Somalia
  • Build Type & Inclusions: Borehole Drilling using a Large Drilling Rig, Solar Panels and Inverter, Well Cap, Storage, and Generator Room, Diesel Generator Elevated Concrete water tank (25m3), 3 Animal Troughs, Water Distribution points including ten tap dispensary, and a donkey-cart filling station.



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