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Bangladesh Water Projects

Bangladesh is one of the poorest and most densely populated countries in the world. The size of population is more than 160 million. Of the total population 40% are children. Nearly three-quarters of Bangladeshi people live in rural areas. Families in rural areas rely primarily on agriculture and fishing for their daily income. Poverty is deep and widespread; 84 per cent of people survive on less than $2 a day with 50 per cent of those living on less than $1.25 a day.  ERDO’s partner, The Pentecostal Assemblies of Bangladesh (PAOB) is working in Bangladeshi communities where marginalized ethnic people suffer from discrimination and severe poverty. Through PAOB churches in these communities, PAOB-CDP reaches out to families with a focus on education and health.

Bangladesh has one of the highest population densities in the world. Lack of access to safe water in rural areas, overcrowded conditions, and a lack of healthy ways of disposing waste in urban centers, all contribute to the water crisis in Bangladesh. Through installing deep tubewells in the districts where PAOB works, our projects ensure safe drinking water for families, reducing the risk of outbreaks of water-borne diseases, such as Cholera, Typhoid and chronic diarrhea and dehydration that is particularly life threatening to children and the elderly. PAOB has been responding to the need for clean drinking water in vulnerable communities for several years as part of our commitment to holistic ministry.

Tube wells are sunk deep into the ground to reach clean sources of water and are used in countries that are closer to sea-level, such as Bangladesh. In rural areas of Bangladesh most families collect water from local ponds, which are not clean and can carry waterborne illnesses. Some families have to travel such far distances to collect water that they miss work and have to choose between earning a daily income or having water to drink. Thanks to these tube wells, we can bring fresh water directly into small communities.

The cost of one tube well in rural Bangladesh is $2,500 CAD. Your gift of any amount is appreciated to bring clean water to children and families in need.

Current need:

A new project is starting in the Fall of 2022 to bring clean water to 600 families by digging and installing 30 deep tube wells in the Maulvi Bazaar District. The financial goal for this entire project is $75,000.  Through your donation of any amount, you will help put us closer to the goal of creating each of these wells.  Thank you for your generosity.

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The importance of clean water for children and families


Drinking dirty water can cause serious health risks like diarrhea, stomach upset, skin rashes and eye infections.


According to the National Library of Medicine, various cancer-causing, toxic or neurologically altering substances have been found in Bangladesh’s water samples. Lead, chromium, cadmium and arsenic are among the properties found at levels that are unsafe for humans.

Education and Income Generation

Good health has a direct impact on a child’s ability to go to school and reduce the number of days absent due to illness. Healthy parents are able to work and care for the needs of their families. If the parents are not able to work, the whole family suffers with a lack of food and opportunities.