Qurbani donations are now open.
About this program
We install 3 kinds of clean water sources for displaced communities in camps in Bangladesh and disadvantaged communities in India:
Both the submersible pumps and motorized wells provide multiple access points, faucets, and water tanks.
We also build bathrooms, toilets and communal dumpsters to ensure proper sanitation in the camps and communities.
When you donate to this fund, we put your donation towards the most pressing needs in the areas we serve.
For donations of $200 or more, you can specify what you would like to appear on a nameplate installed with the water or sanitation project. Once installed, we will share photos with you.
For donations under $200 your donations will be used to repair wells or combined with other donations to help complete a water or sanitation project and you will be able to view the progress on our social media platforms.
Displaced population camps in Bangladesh, northern India
Costs can vary due to depth of the water source and how many drilling sessions are required (hence the "up to").
If the cost ends up being less than your donation, we use the remaining amount towards more water sources or repair existing ones.
*Installation requires up to 12 months due to various factors including that we install in bulk to get cheaper prices on material; we install in various cities/locations so all of the assessments need to be completed before we begin any installation; our team needs time to conduct field assessments; we have to find space in crowded camps for the installation of the well, platform, and drainage. Weather/season plays a role i.e. heavy rains during the monsoon season cause delays.
OBAT Canada is a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency (under the Canadian Income Tax Act, R.S.C. 1985, registration number 738523695RR0001). All donations made to us are eligible for a Canadian tax deductible donation receipt.