For millions of people getting clean drinking water is not as simple as turning on a tap. In Bangladesh people have to walk for miles to get drinking water and even then it is often not fit to drink.
In many rural areas of Bangladesh villagers have no access to clean drinking water and use water from nearby ponds and canals which is seriously polluted. In addition many old wells have become un-useable as the water has become toxic.
Local Bangladeshi restaurant ‘The Raj’ and partner charity ‘Tauri Foundation,’ are joining us to drill wells which will provide clean drinking water for thousands of people living in rural villages in the Rajshahi and Sylhet regions of Bangladesh.
As is often the case, children are the most vulnerable. Worldwide 4000 children die every day from drinking dirty water. Building a ‘deep tube well’ in a village will provide all residents with a reliable access to clean water for drinking, cooking and washing.
Our initial target is to build 40 wells was surpassed in 2018 at a cost of around £20,000. A further 20 wells are planned. It sounds a lot, but we believe with your generosity, we can do it.
We have launched our #WELZ16 appeal and will be hosting many fundraising events throughout the year. Please keep checking for further details.