748 million people in the world do not have access to safe, clean water¹.
Furthermore, around 1,400 children die every day from diarrhea related illnesses caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation².
BCT has always championed the cause for clean, safe water and have been passionately involved in many projects to provide water wells and hand pumps that will deliver precious water that is clean and accessible and so prevent life threatening diseases.
With assistance from our teams in the field, hand pumps are installed in Pakistan giving many families access to clean water, improving their chances of living a healthy life.
Additionally in Kenya we support projects to recup wells. This is the process of refurbishing an old well that has fallen into disrepair or become dilapidated over time. This process is cheaper than digging a new well and just as effective at providing clean water to people that need it.
Beta Charitable Trust sponsored the rehabilitation (cupping) of 25 wells in Wajir County between Jan-Mar 2014. This county has suffered repeated droughts and famine which, together with extreme poverty, has led to a chronic food insecurity among its people. The wells project was instigated to improve the water supply to the locality, encourage farming and thus encouraging self sufficiency in this region. Many people had dug shallow wells themselves. However, they lacked resources to ‘cup’ the wells. Thanks to BCT’s supporters and well wishers, the beneficiaries are now able to draw water from their wells safely without the fear of children and animals falling in nor of dirt filling it.
¹ WHO/UNICEF JMP 2013
² Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimate (IGME), 2014
What can you do?
You can sponsor the construction of a hand pump or cupping/digging of a well, this can be full or part sponsorship. If you wish to do so, you may email us requesting a plaque to be added to the pump or well with a message of your choice. This could be a dedication or memorial for example. Just email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org once your donation has been sent.