We often take for granted the comfortable and convenient lifestyle that we live. We often forget how fortunate we are to simply turn a tap and have an unlimited supply of water. And we often forget that not everyone has been blessed with this simple privilege.
Imagine travelling extremely long distances on rough terrains in the scorching heat of the sun on a summer day and/or in the severest of cold weathers just to have a drink of water and to take some home to your family. This is not a condition
anyone should be in today especially since it takes so little effort from us to assist them. We can solve this problem together by simply building a water well that not only individuals will benefit from but entire communities as well.
Building a well will not only provide convenient access to water for communities, but it also prevents severe and fatal diseases that are caused by lack of hygiene.
The lack of access to clean water is a serious issue in Indonesia. This is a major concern because the lack of clean water reduces the level of hygiene in the communities and raises the chances of people contracting skin diseases or other waterborne diseases.
Drinking polluted water can make you extremely sick. But do you know the many different ways polluted water can make you ill? Drinking contaminated water can cause the following sicknesses:
• Skin rashes
• Cancer (cancers like leukaemia can develop after drinking dirty water for a long periods of time)
• Reproductive problems (reproductive problems, infertility)
• Developmental problems (learning disabilities can occur from drinking dirty water for prolonged periods of time)
• Gastrointestinal Problems
• Intestinal or Stomach Cramping
• Intestinal or Stomach Aches and Pains
Al-Ihsan Foundation was able to provide 90,780 beneficiaries with clean water through the completion of deep water wells. The water wells were built in the vicinities of schools, mosques, boarding schools and residential areas. This will ensure easy access to clean water for children, men and women and will ensure a healthier more productive lifestyle.
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Sa’d ibn Ubadah reported: He said, “O Messenger of Allah, the mother of Sa’d has died, so what is the best charity I may give on her behalf?” The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, “Water.” Sa’d dug a well and he said, “This is for the mother of Sa’d.” (Abu Dawud)