Borehole Projects in Africa
86% of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to clean water. Water is a source of life, yet lives are lost when it is absent.
Considering the vast need of clean water in Africa, UICT has conducted analysis in the arid countries and regions where there is no access to clean water and as a result initiated Borehole Projects under ‘Ab-i Hayat’ (Water for Life) theme which will facilitate people to access the most basic necessity of life, the source of life, water.
Water is just colourless, tasteless, odourless... Yet it is a blessing which every living creature has depended on since the world’s creation. Every form of life has centred around it. But arid Africa is in dire need of it.
Constructing Boreholes in Africa
Before our expert teams build Boreholes in a potential arid region of Africa, they do some preparations by analysing the water and its depth below the ground. Following this, in Caisson wells, they dig in 1.5m diameter, 20-40 m deep until the water vein is found while the walls of the well are sealed with concrete.
In areas where the water is deeper down, the well is constructed through boring method.
When the required water level is found, water pipes are lowered, a suitable piping system and pump are installed. On the top of the well closer to the head, the walls are sealed with concrete to make it more durable and last longer.
How Do We Construct Boreholes in Africa?
Find the answer in the video, watch till the end.
‘Ab-i Hayat’ (Water for Life) Borehole Project Partnership
Be a shareholder in a Borehole by donating R300. Simply use the application available on ‘UICT’ internet site under the theme of ‘Ab-i Hayat’ (Water for Life) Borehole Projects. You can follow the graphs daily what percent of the well is collected.
Every year, tens of Boreholes are constructed in favour of thousands of people in need of clean water. Donors may support the Borehole projects by making an online donation at www.uict.org.za
How Much Does It Cost to Construct a Borehole in Africa?
The cost of building a well varies depending upon the country, region, depth of the water and the methods used to build it. Having an experience of more than ten years in the field, ‘UICT’ and its expert team have done a preliminary research and worked out the cost of building a well in Africa, which is 3000 USD minimum. (Please refer to the current exchange rates when converting the figure into Rand.)
For additional information, contact our trust by calling the numbers below : +27 11 487 0210
Boreholes in Africa
In Sub-Saharan Africa especially, tens of thousands of people are migrating from the villages they were born and raised in in search of water . In villages where Boreholes are found, humans and many other creatures benefit from the clean water and the water from the wells even helps the improvement of local farming in leaps and bounds. Borehole projects to be implemented in counties like Niger, Mali, Chad, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Togo, and Uganda every year will facilitate to save more lives from being perished due to lack of water. A Borehole to operate in a region means not also humans but many other creatures will benefit from the water.
You could also be the kirwa (Health Father) of a boy in Africa and sponsor their expenses on their circumcision ceremony.
All your Qurbanis you send year-round to Africa, be it Wajib, Vowed, Aqeeqah,Shukr and other nafl ones, are done strictly according to Islamic principles and and are distributed in destitute regions of Africa.
Zakâh is to give one-fortieth (2.5%) of one’s wealth annually for the pleasure of Allah. You can discharge your Zakah to those in need.