Make A Donation, Make A Difference

India is a vast and rapidly developing country.  But in the remote, barren and arid villages in rural India, where we work, communities are still struggling to survive without access to safer water.

The only option for families is to spend their meagre household income on expensive water deliveries from unknown, and possibly contaminated, water sources. Or for women and girls to spend their days walking to fetch water from distant wells, and head-loading it home.

With your help, we can change this.  For 30 years, we have worked with local communities to help them capture and preserve water, using traditional methods, inherited from times when people lived more harmoniously with the planet.

We rely on the support of generous people like you, and there are many ways to give:

Font of Knowledge Appeal

We have pledged to provide an ambitious 300 water ‘taankas’ to tribal communities in the Thar Desert.  By providing a taanka to each extended family, monsoon rainwater can be captured that will provide cleaner water.  With water hygiene training, the whole family will have better health and the wisdom of the elders will be preserved and passed to future generations.  With no need to fetch water, mothers can feed the family while daughters can instead go back to school.


Water For Our Daughters Appeal

Women and girls are the hardest hit when there isn’t enough or safe water at home. Girls as young as 8 are taken out of school to fetch water from long distances, living a life of drudgery, danger, pain and hardship.  Help us give these girls a chance, and they will help their families and their communities.

£500 will cover a girl’s water and sanitation costs and our appeal is to reach 1 girl in each of our 50 villages.

Donate securely online and choose the Water for our Daughters from the drop-down list, or download a form and include a note stating this appeal.

Can you help us raise awareness and funds by sharing our Water for our Daughters leaflet with family and friends?  E-mail us and we will send you some: [email protected]

Other Ways To Give

Make a one-off donation by post – Print a form here, and post with a cheque

Set up a standing order regular payment by post – Print a form here and post

Leave a gift in your Will – To request a leaflet, more information or to talk to someone in confidence, please e-mail: [email protected]

Give a Wishing Well Charity Gift – Choose from our selection of gifts

Reg Giving

Regular giving is particularly valuable to us and helps us with our planning.  Any amount, big or small, can help make a real difference.  Thank you for your support.

Our secure online donation form is quick and easy to use, but if you would prefer to send a cheque, you can download the relevant form, complete it and send it with your check to our UK address
Single gift: click here for a donation form Regular gift: click here for a standing order form
Any queries? E-mail:[email protected]

Wishing Well Charity Gifts

Giving a friend or loved one a Wishing Well Charity Gift is a wonderful way to wish them well, but also support people struggling with the impacts of water poverty in rural India

Learn a Lesson 2 Learn a Lesson – £5

A teaching pack provides the tools to teach a classroom of 25 children how good hygiene practice can save lives

Pot Luck 2 Pot Luck – £6

Women in rural India still carry traditional clay matka pots on their heads for up to 8 hours a day, fetching water. Metal matka pots are lighter, cleaner and stronger, and 10 pots will benefit a whole family.

Treat a Toilet 2 Treat a Toilet – £9

Government grants are paying for more and more toilets to be built in rural India, but Wells for India ensures people know how to use and look after them.  Training 30 toilet champions can change a whole community

Filter Dirty Water 2 Filter Dirty Water – £10

Every minute, a child dies from a water-related disease.  A simple filter makes life-saving water safer to drink

Ladle it On 2 Ladle it On – £12

Water is precious, so when you have it, you need to keep it clean, or risk spreading water-borne diseases.  200 metal ladles will provide for a whole community to hygienically share water, and will last a lifetime

Pledge a Plant 2 Pledge a Plant – £32

Once a community has water, it can grow produce to make a living.  Your gift will enable Wells for India to provide 100 fruit and fodder plants for villagers to sow and sell

Gift of the gab 2 Gift of the Gab – £43

Help communities to multiply the impact of our work by securing support from local government schemes to improve access to water and sanitation. Your gift will enable us to coach village leaders for a whole year to know what to say and do

Food Fair 2 Food Fair – £108

Even with produce to sell, it’s difficult for communities to reach customers. With the help of your gift, Wells for India will host a food fair 4 times a year, creating a market for people to sell their produce and support their families

Catch and Keep Rain 2 Catch and Keep Rain £315

A roof rainwater harvesting system captures and stores precious monsoon rain from the roof of a family’s house to provide life-saving drinking water

Mend a Well 2 Mend a Well £407

A large village well in rural India can often be the only source of free water for miles around but if it’s not looked after, it can get contaminated. Your gift will allow Wells for India and the local community to fix a well to benefit al

Place an order

Go to our online shop here, or download an order form here.

Pay by cheque

  • Choose a gift
  • Complete the order form, write a cheque made payable to: ‘Wells for India’ and send both to us
  • We will send you a gift card and envelope for you to give to your friend or loved one

Pay by bank transfer

  • Choose a gift
  • Make your payment to HSBC using the details in the form
  • E-mail [email protected] detailing the total amount paid, which gift card/s you’d like, your contact details and delivery address
  • We’ll confirm receipt of payment, then send you a gift card and envelope for you to give to your friend or loved one

Looking for something else?

We hope you like our range, but let us know if there’s anything else you’d like to see in the future by e-mailing: [email protected]