R-ZU WATER PROJECT WELCOMES YOU

At R-Zu Water Project, well being is at the forefront of what we’re working together towards. Our organization is geared towards improving health of our global citizens by providing easy access to clean water.  We are making a difference with "one well at a time".  Learn more about the positive impact we have created and join us in bringing a positive change.

R-Zu Water Project Mission

R-Zu Water Project provides hundreds of people with access to clean water by investing in partners who drill fresh water wells in Asia and Africa.

 
 

Our Story

Working Towards a Better Tomorrow

R-Zu Water Project emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support the international community by utilizing local initiatives. Started by two young middle school students passionate in bringing better future for communities around the world, founded the R-Zu Water Project. Contact us to learn more about the organization and how you can get involved.

Start of Idea

The idea of R-Zu Water Project initiated when our parents shared stories with us about their native India, Pakistan, and Africa.

As they would reminisce about growing up, they shared experiences about their youth. They told us about the hardships people face in these developing countries.   One of the facts they shared was that people in some rural areas have to travel for miles to get water for their daily use. This was a hard-absorbing fact.  We had never thought that something as abundant as water could be so scarce and unattainable in certain areas of the world, especially in this age, when everything is readily accessible.  It was hard to accept that even in the year 2016, there were people in the world who did not have access to clean drinking water. 

As we started researching this, we learned that 780 million people in the world do not have access to clean water - that's 1 in 10 people.   Instantly, we felt we should do something to contribute to erase this worldwide dilemma.  We came up with the idea of hand-sketching greeting cards and selling them with proceeds going to a water charity in developing nations. 


We are blessed that our project launch was our Eid collection cards and was initiated during Ramadan 2016. We received an overwhelming response from our community for our cards.  From here on forward, we planned to raise funds by creating and selling new designs of our cards every Ramadan.   After discussing with our parents, we wondered if it was at all possible to start our own charity and provide clean water ourselves. Yes, it was possible! Thus, R-Zu Water Project was born.  Now after each Ramadan, we meet with our team to assess the need of an area in the world where our small-scale and humble project will help provide clean water to the people in need. 

As we continued to pursue in bringing more awareness for our cause, we were joined by Samar Sidiqqui during Ramadan 2017.  Samar became an integral part of our team by sharing our passion in helping us propel the organization to the next level. She brings great design ideas and strategy. Since Samar joining our team, we successfully launched several projects including filtration systems.


 

 

Key People

Committed to the Cause

Raisa Gire

Founder

My name is Raisa Gire and I am 17 years old.  I am an avid runner and I love spending time outdoors.  I enjoy doodling and painting in my spare time, and I try my best to recreate artwork I find online.  If I am not occupied doing homework or playing with my little cousins, I try to be my mom’s sous-chef.  My favorite subjects in school are World History and Anatomy.  The Harry Potter series and Catcher in the Rye are books that I love reading.  I look forward to pursuing a career in health care. 

Zunaira Farooq

Founder

My name is Zunaira Farooq.  I am 17 years old.  I like to read, listen to music, and travel. I enjoy reading books such as The  Autobiography of Malcolm X and Becoming Michelle Obama, as I am interested in learning about social issues.  I have two sisters, which means there is always a lot going on. In my free time, I like playing piano, baking and writing.  Three words you will never hear me say are “I am bored!” I am interested in entrepreneurship and creating my own business.  
 

Samar Siddiqui

Co- Founder

My name is Samar Siddiqui. I am 16 years old and a senior in high school.  I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.  In my free time I like to bake and hang out with my friends. I am a big fan of basketball, and the Houston Rockets.  In the future I would like to be in the medical field, particularly a Neonatal nurse.

Projects

As of August 2016, we started working on our first project in two villages, Jaurah and Karnana situated in Gujrat, Lala Musa, Pakistan.  By December, there were 6 hand water pumps set up in a rural area where people had to walk for miles to get water on a daily basis.  Now in total, we have 12 water pumps in a 20 mile radius.

2017-2018:

Water purification systems have been installed at 4 local schools in Jaurah/Karnana, Pakistan. Now, more than 1200 students and staff are benefiting and enjoying filtered water. 

A tube well with electric water pump has been installed in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.  It is located at Sykes street.  Surrounding locals enjoy the easy accessibility of clean water from this pump for their every day needs. 

2018-2019:

One Water Purification System was installed at the Government Girls Elementary School in

Balleywala Dist., Gujranwala PK. 

 

 A tubewell in Gujranwala (PK) has been installed for the locals to enjoy clean water for their daily needs.  

In Zambia, we recently completed two boreholes with hand pumps in outskirts of Lusaka and two more are under construction. These projects are managed by Muslim Social and Welfare Trust in cooperation with R-Zu Water Project.

We have collaborated with Somos Agua in Mexico by adopting a community called Usilucum, San Cristobal de las Casas,  in the southern state of Chiapas,  Mexico.  The locals here are provided with an apparatus, a Gravity Purification System with which they can purify their water. 

2019-2020

Installed 3 electric water wells in India, Maharashtra in Bembli and Naldurg

Received 3 in-kind water wells in Zambia that were undertaken by our supporters

 
 

Recognition from the White House

     We shared our ambitious project with President Barack Obama.  He encouraged us to continue on our path with an inspiring and a hopeful message.  

Get Involved

You Can Make a Difference

Your support is important to our work at R-Zu Water Project. There are many ways you can contribute towards our cause.  Every little bit you commit to goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission. Learn more about how you can help make a difference.

 

Get Involved

Make a Donation

Help us make a change

Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you.  Your donation helps support the R-Zu mission of helping to make our global citizens' lives a little bit easier, one well at a time. 

 

Partner with Us

Help us soar

Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Partner with us and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, as every small effort counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow. Get in touch with us today for more details about how you can help.

Volunteer Your Time

Show your support

This is one of the simplest ways to help out with our cause. We believe the best way for our initiative to make an impact is to have the support of the  community.  Get in touch with us today about how you can support our initiative by volunteering your time.

Contact R-Zu Water Project

5773 Woodway Drive Suite 1207
Houston, TX 77057

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R-Zu Water Project is a 501 (c)(3) non profit Charitable organization.