Through our Thirst Relief programs, we’re providing safe water to enable locals to drink, wash, clean and irrigate their crops as well as hydrate their animals. Our Thirst Relief programs lead to healthier lives, better educated communities and a route out of poverty.
“They feed with food–despite their own desire for it– the indigent, and the orphan and the captive (saying): ‘We feed you purely for the sake of God. We desire no reward from you, nor thankfulness.” – Surah al-Insan, 8-9
Water Well Policy
At Penny Appeal USA, dignity is our number one priority. Starting in February 2023, new wells constructed by PA USA will not feature plaques: instead, PA USA will be sending donors custom plaques commemorating their gift, naming the person they’re honoring (if they choose), and providing a photo of the well with a unique identifying number and site location to ensure accountability. With our new water well policy, we are taking a bold and innovative step towards honoring the dignity of the communities we serve while upholding our mission of ending intergenerational poverty through equitable and sustainable solutions.
Because we work with regional governments, then contract with area builders, and many times have to transport material to remote areas of the country, the process can take up to a year from the time we receive your full donation. However, when your well is completed, take joy in knowing that you’ve provided desperately needed clean water, supported the local economy, and freed many women from having to travel miles to the nearest body of water. Time that can now be spent caring for children, starting their own business, or getting an education.