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WATER PROJECT

CRESCENT OF HOPE SOUTH AFRICA Serving humanity for the pleasure of ALLAAH
Introduction   What one should know regarding the water   project in South Africa.   Can Zakaat be used?   In which areas in South Africa are we providing wate r. ?   In which other countries are we providing water. ?   The total number of boreholes drilled.   What influences the cost of drilling?   A typical water system   in South Africa and Abroad   Drill ing in cou n tries in Africa .   What amount can I contribute?   How do I make my contribution?   What information do we need from the donor?   Explain the entire process from the start.   Will   we be getting a report?   Can I inspect the borehole or well I have sponsored?   Who will benefit from the water provided?   Other important information.   INFORMATION ON THE DRILLING OF BOREHOLE   S   We would firstly  like to thank ALLAAH for giving us the ability, the time, the motivation and the  sponsors to provide clean water for all the creation s   of ALLAAH and for use at Islamic Centres to  facilitate the process of Wudhu , for the children attending Madressa classes   and   for Dawah   purposes   to the surrounding community that comes to the centre for water. May ALLAAH accept our paltry  effort to please Him.   It is with great pleasure  t hat we  provide   you with information regarding the drilling of boreholes in  South Africa , I ndia, Bangladesh and Malawi .  The information provided is constantly changing  due  to factors that will be highlighted in this expose . This document is drawn up with answers to most  frequent questions asked concerning the provision of water to the underprivi leged.     WH AT  ONE SHOULD KNOW REGARDING  THE INSTALLATION OF A WATER SYSTEM  AND THE DRILLING OF BOREHOLE AT THE  ISLAMIC CENTRES, SCHOOLS ETC  IN  SOUTH AFRICA .      In our brochure, circulars and explanations we normally give an average figure for the  setting up  of  a water system   in South Africa . One   must remember that we do not know how deep we will have to  drill, how many metres of casing  w ill have to   be   use d   (this depends on the type of soil in the area)  and what type of rock  they  will have to drill ed   through t o get sufficient water to warrant setting   up  the system. The figure of R55 000, 00 to R70   000, 00 given in our explanation is for a n average  depth of   50 - 60 metres.  On the average the price we give is accurate in approximately 70%  - 80% of  boreholes drilled.   The price can escalate or plummet according to:   1.   The depth that will have to be drilled.   2.   The type of stone found in the area  –   the harder the stone the more difficult the drilling  process. 3.   The type of sand in the area  –   the number of casings used depends o n this aspect.   4.   The length of electrical cord used to get electricity to the pump.   5.   The distance and the type of topography   (terrain)   the rig will have to travel through to get to  the drilling area.   6.   The time it will take to complete the drilling. WHAT AMOUNT CAN I  CONTIBUTE ?   You can contribute any amount you want to. If you  contribute the full amoun t, the entire system will  be accredited to you. If you  contribute part of the amount , other donors wil l cover the shortfall. The  system will be accredited to all those who contributed towards it.  Any amount   can thus be donated  towards providing water for these most unfortunate people.    Please note that ZAKAAT cannot be used for this purpose. You can use SA DQA, LILLAH,  ESALE  SAWAB, SADAQA JARIYYA etc .   HOW T O MAKE   MY CONTRIBUTION ?   You can      Bring the contribution to our office in Lenasia.      Give it to any of our representatives in your area.      Post it to us (not a very good idea)      Transfer the amount you wish to don ate into our account.      Deposit   it into our account:    First National bank    Lenasia (code 25 - 07 - 37)   Crescent of Hope  –   Lillah Account   5528 - 00 - 631 - 88   Please note: For reference please state you r   name + water (India, Bangladesh, Malawi, S. A. - your  choice). Plea se read the next point carefully.   WHAT INFORMATION DO YOU NEED FROM  THE DONOR ?   We need the following:      A   copy of the deposit slip (fax, e - mail or  drop of at office).      Your full name and address .       Your telephone number (if we need to contact you).      Your cell p hone number (if you need to be contacted)        Your fax number (if we need to fax information to you  -   if needed).      Your e - mail   address  ( COMPULSORY ).  We will need to send our report to you regarding the  provision of water  –   with photos in colour.   EXPLAIN THE EN TIRE PROCESS FROM START TO END      We must first i dentify the community that needs water.      T he  number  of water points needed for the area   is then determined .      Find out from the provincial government   (in S.A.)   whether they will be supplying water to  the area in t he near future.      Ascertain whether the  Islamic Centres or/and  schools in the area   (S.A.)   that will be willing to  have a borehole drilled on their premises and if they will allow the community to get water  from the system.      Obtain authorization from the provi ncial authorities   (S.A.)   to drill on these premises.      The diviner   (a person who searches for underground water)   must now identify whether there  is underground water on the site we have identified and the spot where sufficient water is  available.      The driller   must now give us an estimated quote. This quote includes eve rything as stated  above.      The water will be   tested for purity i f  considered necessary.      The sponsor/s will then be informed after the entire system has been installed and the water  is now available   for consumption.     P hoto s , the physical address and a contact persons details will be forwarded to the donor   by e - mail.  Please note that we cannot print the photos and post it. ***Please be patient, as some time is needed to complete the above.     WILL I   GET A REPORT   ON THE BOREHOLE OR WELL I HAVE SPONSORED ?   Yes. You will get a report as soon as the water system has been completed. This report will contain  the statistics regarding the borehole   / well , the cost of the entire system, the location, the donor ’s  contribution, whether other donors were needed to cover the cost and  the co - ordinates  –   in S. A.  only.     CAN I INSPECT THE BOREHOLE  OR WELL  I SPONSORED ?   Anytime you want to. You need not contact us to inspect your borehole. You will have all the  informat ion you need in your report. If the information cannot be provided due to logistical  problems that the sponsor may encounter, we will provide him / her with the contact details of the  person who will take him / her to the borehole. All they will have to do   is contact the person named,  set up an appointment with him and take the letter detailing the borehole with you.    We hope that this document has answered all your questions. Do not hesitate to contact us if there  are any other queries that you have. We wi ll gladly answer any question you may have concerning  our water project.    W HO BENEFITS   FROM THE BOREHOLE OR WELL I SPONSORED ?   The photos tell a better story than I would:            PEOPLE COLLECTING WATER FROM A COMMUNAL WELL IN MALAWI           CHILDREN AND FAMI LIES RECEIVING THE BENEFIT OF A COMMUNAL TAP  –   ASIA CHILDREN AT A SCHOOL IN SOUTH AFRICA ENJOYING CLEAN WATER   –   S. A.         WOMEN COLLECTING WATER FROM THE COMMUNITY PUMP  –   S. A.               CHILDREN MAKING WUDHU FROM OUR BOREHOLE AT THE MODJADJI IS LAMIC  CENTRE NEAR TZANEEN   –   LIMPOPO PROVINCE  –   SOUTH AFRICA .     Please note that we cannot inform you of anything if you do not supply us with your contact details.    When making a direct deposit into our account, please state the purpose of the donation in t he  reference column.   This document  can be found on our website  –   www.crescentofhope.co.za   –   and will be updated  when required. We try our  best to be as accurate as possible but sometimes this is not possible. All the nece ssary  precautions are taken. We therefore:   1.   Visit the site before drilling  to  mak e   sure that the community or the  Islamic Centre  needs it.   2.   Use the necessary instruments to de termine whether there is a probability of water.  A ll the  instrument does is indicate  where there   is a cavity  –   and where there is a cavity, there in all  probability will be water. How much water? Impossible to know before drilling and can alter  wit h the pa ssage of time.    ALLAAH knows best. WATER CANNOT BE GUARANTEED  AND IF FOUND, CONTINUOUS FLOW CANNOT ALSO BE ASSURED.   3.   The local people   and the local governing body are   approach ed   if  their  assistance is needed.  Their permission is normally sought for the dril ling of boreholes.   Although all these precautions are taken we cannot under any circumstances:   1.   Guarantee that we will find water.    2.   Give the assurance that water will be found at a certain depth or that water will  be  found at  all.    3.   Pledge that the water fou nd will be palatable.   4.   Assure the donor or the community that a certain volume will be gushing out all the time.   5.   The borehole will not be dry.   What the donor must remember is that the amount sponsored may be used up when we may have to  drill deeper, or usin g more casing, or drilling through hard rock (which normally take it’s toll on the  drill  bit) or the entire borehole collapsing after drilling. He must also appreciate the fact that the  sponsored amount can be used up without finding water at all (the hole   may be dry) or may yield so  little water that it is not feasible to put in an electrical submersible pump or a hand pump. The hole  will thus have to be abandoned. Further sponsorship may be needed  if  another borehole has to be  drilled in the same area.   We   must also realise that once the water system is completed, it is handed over to the principal of  the school or the  Imam at   the  Islamic Centre   or the municipality or the local government. It becomes  their responsibility to make sure that the system functio ns properly, that it is serviced regularly and  that it is protected at all times. But sometimes this does not happen.  We do, however, visit these sites  for inspection and sometimes find s ome gadget br oken, some items stolen or   the  equipment  vandalised   or d estroyed. We try to accommodate them by replacing  this stolen mechanism  or  having  the damaged  equipment  repaired from   our own funds as we realise that:   1.   The people are too poor to replace the equipment.   2.   That the donor   is not getting the satisfaction and the   reward for providing water to the  needy .   And we would like to see th at our   patrons get the reward they deserve. CAN ZAKAAT BE USED?   Zakaat cannot be used for the drilling of boreholes, as we cannot guarantee that Muslims that are not  Zakaatable will not  be drinking water from that borehole. IN WHICH AREAS   OF SOUTH AFRICA  HAVE WE  PROVID ED   WATER   AND HOW MANY  BOREHOLES IN EACH  AREA ?   We are providing water to schools and communities in rural areas where water is not available and  where the inhabitant s of the   community have   to walk  long   distance s   to get water from rivers  either  polluted or where animals drink from. Some of the  water  is   either contami nated with cho lera or  bilharzias . The school s   will provide:     i. Security       ii. Control       iii. Carry out repairs     iv. Provide water to community.            v. Water for the pupils.   We prefer, however, to   drill  (if  possible and  when   required )  at  Islamic Centres   in the area. In this  way we provide water for   the community, the Islamic Centre   (pupils at the Madressa)   and  can  be  used   for Dawah and Wudhu purposes.   We   have so far completed boreholes in the following  areas   up to the end of 2016 . o   Rustenburg     22   boreholes drilled   o   Venda       24  boreholes drilled   o   Mafikeng       14   boreholes drilled   o   Mpumalanga     134   boreholes drilled   o   Limpopo       37 bo r eholes drilled   o   Other areas     29  boreholes drilled   o   Disaster area     11 Eastern Cape and Free State     o   TOTAL       271 boreholes drilled IN WHICH OTHER COUNTRIES HAVE WE PROVIDED WATER AND HOW MANY  BOREHOLES IN EACH COUNTRY ?   We have so far completed boreholes   in the following areas up to the end of 2016. o   Bangladesh     113   boreholes drilled   o   India       353   boreholes drilled   o   Pakistan       0       boreholes drilled   o   Afghanistan     50     boreholes drilled   o   Kashmir       5       boreholes drilled   o   Kenya       25   boreholes drilled   o   Malawi       1 85   WELLS      o   TOTAL       73 1 boreholes drilled HOW MANY  BOREHOLES  HAVE  YOU DRILL ED   UP TO THE END OF 2016 ?   a. In South Africa   271   b. Overseas     731   c. TOTAL       1002   Statistics correct as at  end of 2016.   WHAT INFLUENCES THE COSTS OF DRILLING ?   The  costs involved in t he drilling of boreholes depend   on the:   a. D epth drilled     b. Amount of fuel   needed     c.   Diesel price.   d. Casing used       e. Type of pump       f. Size of tank   g. Distance from electrical point   to the tank             h.  Reaming        i. Price of stee l.     j. Height of the  stand       k.  Type of soil   l. Distance the rig has to travel to get to the area    m. Hydrologist fees     n. Mobilization and demobilization of rig. A TYPICAL WATER SYSTEM   IN SOUTH AFRICA   Where electricity is available AN ISLAMIC CENTRE   WITH    A TYPICAL TA NK     A BOARD STATING THE   A DOUBLE TANK       ON A STAND     SPONSORSHIP.   Whe re electricity is NOT available   The cost of everything remains the same with the exception of the costing of the submersible pump  and stand with tank. A hand pump will be used instead. ABROAD   –   INDIA AND BANGLADESH   The  prices given below are   just an estimated amount based on the average c osts we are paying at the  end of 2016 . The cost includes drilling, casing, pump (electric/Hand) and all other necessary  a ttachments.   Please keep  in mind that these prices depend on the rate of exchange at the time of  payment.   Bangladesh and India       R 10  5 00, 00   Typical borehole in India Typical tube - well in Bangladesh D IGGI NG OF WELLS IN MALAWI   We are currently digging wells in Malawi.   The well is dug after the rainy season as the level of  water during the season is high.  The well is then bricked on the side so that the well does not  collapse.  We are not providing water in a ny other country in Africa besides wells in Malawi.   There are two systems of use:   1.   T he bucket system : In this system the bucket is   lower ed   into the well with a rope , filled with  water and then   pull ed   up . The cost of t his project is approximately R90 00, 00    2. The  pump system: same as above but the t op of the well is covered with a concrete layer.  A pump is  installed and the inhabitants then pump the water out of the well.   The cost is approximately R 10  5 00.00. 3.   The average depth of the well is  between 10 to 15 metres.  Please note that we recommend  that the bucket system be used as it is difficult and costly to repair the pump should anything  go wrong.   We  are not digging   wells in any other country in Africa   beside Malawi . Please note that it is o ur  experience that the bucket system works well, even at Masaajid. The pump system will not be in use  if anything malfunctions as nobody will fix it. With a bucket system nothing, INSHA ALLAAH,  will go wrong. A well with bucket s ystem               A well with a hand pump in Malawi