The number one source of fresh drinking water
in Africa is ground water. Over the many years organisation, NGO’s and
charities have tapped into this water source to provide water to many in
rural villages. However it was found that in reality these people are
still deprived of fresh drinking water as these water pumps have been
broken and neglected. These people are then left to resort to shallow
open wells and rivers.
The Committee recognised that to achieve the task set by Hazrat Amirul Momineen it would concentrate on rehabilitation of such broken down water pumps at an average cost of £1,500 rather than new pumps costing £15-20,000 each.
this manner the Committee, through the blessings of Khilafat, has
successfully completed almost 2000 water pump rehabilitations bringing
relief to over millions of people who most need this basic human
requirement. Since its inception the Water for Life Committee has worked
in the following countries
- Burkina Faso
- Ivory Coast