Help Fund a Water Project

Together, we can unlock potential in a developing community by providing clean, safe water.

Peace be upon you all...

Please join the Montgomery College Rockville Muslim Students Association ( in our effort to help provide clean water supplies to communities in Africa by fundraising $500 to 'The Water Project' (

“And they give food, in spite of their love for it (or for the love of Him), to the Miskeen (the poor),
the orphan, and the captive" {Quran 76:8}

  • An estimated 2.4 billion people lack adequate sanitation and 1.1 billion people are without access to safe water. (WHO-UNICEF, 2004)
  • 90 percent of wastewater in developing countries is discharged into rivers and streams without any treatment. (UNDP,UNEP,World Bank, and the World Resources Institute, "World Resources 2000-2001," pg. 25-26)
  • There are 1.6 million deaths per year attributed to dirty water and poor sanitation (World Watch; World Health Organization)
  • In the past ten years, diarrhea related to unsanitary water has killed more children than all the people lost to armed conflict since WWII. (WSSCC, 2004)
  • At any one time, it is estimated that half the world's hospital beds are occupied with patients suffering from waterborne diseases. (WSCC, 2004)
  • The average distance that women in developing countries walk to collect water per day is four miles and the average weight that women carry on their heads is approximately 44 pounds. (WSSCC, 2004)
  • Over 40 billion work hours are lost each year in Africa to the need to fetch drinking water. (WHO, 2004)
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    Please donate today and help bring relief to communities around the world that suffer needlessly from lack of access to clean water and proper sanitation.

    Who's Helping?

    Will You Join Us in Giving Clean, Safe Water?
    03/08/13Suhailat Dan-awudu$5.00
    03/07/13Anonymous Anonymous $5.00
    02/27/13Mukhtar Kabir$25.00

    Why It Matters

    Access to clean, safe water unlocks potential

    Did you know nearly 1 billion people don't have safe water to drink?

    Together, we can change that. Let's fund a new source of drinking water for those who suffer needlessly without it!

    Our gifts will be used to construct or rehabilitate a water project, like a well or sand dam, in Africa. We'll see pictures, GPS coordinates, and updates as they come in from the actual water project we fund so we can celebrate the results along with the community we help.

    About The Water Project

    The Water Project, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization unlocking human potential by providing clean, safe water to communities around the world who suffer needlessly without.

    Working with local partners in countries like Kenya, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, and Uganda, we build long lasting water projects that are organized, owned and managed by the communities receiving them.

    Together, with our partners we identify, implement, report on and follow up on every project. Then we share the whole story with you to inspire confidence in the work being done and the impact it has.