The Fordnagar Water Project



Enable the community of Fordnagar, Bangladesh to improve their health and use their time for economic development by building and maintaining a sustainable, safe water & sanitation system

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Imagine thinking the water you drink is safe only to find out that it’s contaminated by arsenic. This is what has happened to the 1,500 residents of Fordnagar. Today, drinking water is collected from either contaminated unprotected sources of distant untainted wells. The water problems facing the community are further exacerbated by unhygienic practices, which contaminate their open sources. This has led to an increase in disease & illness, which has hit the children of Fordnagar the hardest.

How will this project solve this problem?

10 new wells will be drilled for the community; each household will build a sanitary pit latrine. Local technicians, selected by the community, will be trained to operate & maintain it. A local water committee will oversee project.

Potential Long Term Impact

1,500 people will receive access to safe, adequate water & sanitation. The community will have ownership of the project & will create systems for its maintenance & upkeep.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $5,750

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $5,750 .  The original project funding goal was $32,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Thanks to 3 donors like you, a total of $5,750 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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