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Clean Water & Sanitation

Clean water is the source of life and we believe access to it is a basic right. Lack of clean water causes disease and adds an additional layer of burden and complexity for vulnerable populations trying hard to fight their way out of endemic poverty. Our program empowers them by providing clean water.

About this program

OBAT provides clean water access to impoverished communities. We achieve this by installing various water infrastructure such as Submersible pumps, Motorized wells, and Hand pumps. These installations ensure that communities have a reliable source of clean water
child using OBAT water pump

Details

We install 3 kinds of clean water sources for displaced communities in camps in Bangladesh:

  • Hand pumps (semi-deep and deep tube wells)
  • Submersible pumps
  • Motorized wells

 

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. 

Donation Details

When you donate to this fund, we put your donation towards the most pressing needs in the areas we serve.

For donations of $250 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 $250 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.

Cost & Logistics

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Displaced population camps in Bangladesh

COST

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.

Tube well: $250 (benefits 20-200 people)

Submersible: $1,750 (benefits 100-200 people)

Vertical Tube Well: $281 (benefits 20-200 people)

Sanitation

  • Toilet: $480
  • Bathroom: $750

 

*Installation for all of the above 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.

child using OBAT water pump

Our Triple 100% Policy

100% volunteer effort using 100% of donations 100% of the time!

Every donation you make goes to programs on the ground, and directly benefits communities in need.  Learn More>>

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Our Triple 100% Policy

100-percent-donation obat canada

100% volunteer effort using 100% of donations 100% of the time!

Every donation you make goes to programs on the ground, and directly benefits communities in need.  Learn More>>
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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.