Weʼve raised £43,972 to ease the burden on females as young as 7 years old who have to walk miles in the blazing heat to transport water in order to survive.
- Funded on Thursday, 27th May 2021
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Women still carry most of the world’s water . They spend considerable time supplying water to their households .
Let's ease the burden on our mothers, sisters and daughters .
Women in rural regions of India walk an average of 1-2 miles a day, carrying water on their heads. The weight over time leads to chronic neck and back pain, as well as musculoskeletal disorders leading to complications during childbirth. Women may be pregnant or carry a baby on their back in addition to their load.
We can make their days easier .
The rolling solution / The Waterwheel, designed by Wello, is a large, round water drum that is fitted with handles so it can be rolled along the ground with ease. These round containers enable water collectors to roll liquid from wells rather than carry it on their heads. It can hold up to five times more water than a single bucket. Learn More
The physical and health burdens of water collection trap families in a vicious cycle of poverty – it is also a time-consuming task . Water is heavy. A traditional container equals a standard airline checked bag.
I have a team on the ground in India that will be following instruction to ensure that the wheels are reaching the homes of those that need it most. Needs are being assessed and we have a list of homes that will be receiving water wheels as and when the donations start to come in.
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Shaz Memon started crowdfunding
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Dec 26, 2020
Thanks Shaz for creating this charity. It is an amazing cause that will help so many girls and their families to a better life!!
Dec 15, 2020
Dec 4, 2020
It brought tears to my eyes to watch the video of Kushali https://youtu.be/-NLb8vCKk3Q What a beautiful soul - How different would her future be if she were born into a rich ethnic family in the UK?
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Oct 24, 2020
Hi ShazJust bought your book on Amazon after listening to your podcast whilst driving. Hope I can help your charity in whatever way I can.ThanksAsh
Oct 13, 2020
Thanks for giving us the opportunity to contribute to such a cause!
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“I set up Wells on Wheels to make an immediate difference to peoples lives. I know a wheel doesn't solve a bigger problem, but I do know that a little comfort can make all the difference to the lives of people who already have a lot of hardship.”