Bangladesh Water Projects
Life in Bangladesh
In many rural villages in Bangladesh, safe water is scarce and often unavailable to families living in remote communities. People resort to using polluted water from the canal nearby. As a result, people suffer from chronic water-borne diseases. Women and children are often impacted the most.
In these communities, the upper layer of ground water contains excessive iron and other harmful minerals that should not be used in homes. Safe water can only be accessed through hand pumps connected to deep bore wells, which bypass these shallow layers of groundwater. Since clean water is only found deep within the earth, it makes it incredibly difficult for families to access safe water. Bore wells are few and far between.
How You Can Help
To combat the scarcity of clean water, ERDO is partnering with Pentecostal Assemblies of Bangladesh (PAOB) to install deep tube wells in various remote villages in Bangladesh. These wells will be able to provide families with consistent access to clean water for drinking, hand washing, cooking and other needs.
The people who will be using these wells are mostly ethnic minorities and other marginalized groups, such as single mothers and their children, people with disabilities and the elderly. Communities are quite small and do not have access to most basic services. Typically, between eight to ten families make up a small village.
Families will receive training on how to maintain and repair the wells so that they can be used for many years to come. As often women are the ones collecting water for the family, these wells will ensure that they not only have easy access to safe water, but that it is also easy to collect.
The average installation cost of a tube well is $2,500 CAD. With your donation of any amount, you can help us provide families with access to clean and safe water whenever they like, and fight against water-borne illnesses.
A new project is starting in the Fall of 2022 to bring clean water to 600 families by digging and installing 30 deep tube wells in the Maulvi Bazaar District. The financial goal for this entire project is $75,000. Through your donation of any amount, you will help put us closer to the goal of creating each of these wells. Thank you for your generosity.