Project information

Give Clean Water and Save a Child

Pakistan is currently encountering a serious water crisis which is posing a threat to the country's stability. If immediate action is not taken the South Asian country is likely to dry up by 2025. We are reaching out to the most water stressed communities to provide access to clean water.

August 2017 - August 2018

Charity information: Being Humanitarian

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  • Need

    Need

    Pakistan may run dry by 2025 if immediate action is not taken. The country touched the "water stress line" in 1990 and crossed the "water scarcity line" in 2005. 39,000 children die every year from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation in Pakistan.

    Solution

    The project aims to provide access to clean water for vulnerable communities in remote villages and slum areas by installing community water wells, and solar operated water filtration plants in order to reduce child mortality rates, number of children suffering from water-borne diseases, and provide locals and livestock with their daily need of clean water.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Reduce child mortality rate and improve the health of children and vulnerable adults.

    Activities

    » Give access to clean drinking water and contact health clinics regularly to monitor the outbreak of water-borne diseases.

    The number of water borne diseases and death rate are reduced among children and vulnerable populations.


    Aim 2

    Access to clean drinking water for vulnerable communities.

    Activities

    » Installing water hand pumps and community water wells.

    The time spent collecting water from remote areas is reduced. The number of people and livestock using the water facility is increased. Waterborne diseases and cases are reduced.


    Aim 3

    Raise awareness about scarcity of water sources and the importance of water management.

    Activities

    » Workshops and awareness campaigns through various means and schools.

    Reduction in water wasting. Locals channel uncollected water to surrounding land to water plants.


  • Impact

    Impact

    On the long term, the organisation aims to tackle the water scarcity problem and its implications on the communities’ health and local economy of poverty struck regions. But most importantly, it aims to significantly reduce child mortality rates resulting from drinking water borne diseases. Furthermore the organisation aims to raise awareness about water scarcity and misuse of the existing water sources by locals.

    Risk

    1)Arsenic water (risk management: rigorous water testing measures)

    2)Vandalism – (risk management: local community committee monitoring of water hand pumps and wells)

    3)Misuse by locals (risk management: community awareness workshops)

    Reporting

    1)Submitting progress reports
    2)Presenting case studies
    3)Providing GPS location of water wells
    4)Creating a YouTube video on the project
    5)Posts on the organisations social media platforms
    6)Testimony from local authorities and independent community leaders

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £210,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £75,000 Water Hand Pumps Installing 500 water hand pumps for locas
      £75,000 Community Water Wells Installing 100 Community Water Wells
      £50,000 Solar-Water Purification Plant Installing 10 Solar Operated Water Purification Plants
      £10,000 Admin and Operations Administrative, operational and logistics costs
  • Background

    Location

    Baluchistan - the most serious crisis currently facing the province is water shortage of a catastrophic level, it is situated in an arid zone that experiences lower levels of rainfall which has directly contributed to its water problem, furthermore, the province has failed to preserve enough rainwater due to inadequate government policies. In the surrounding territories of Kalat city, women and children walk eight to 10km on average carrying buckets and jars on their heads in search for water.

    Beneficiaries

    Generally, children and women who walk more than 10km to collect water for the family, but mainly vulnerable children and adults including expectant women, the elderly and the differently abled who are severely affected by drinking unsafe water.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    In Pakistan, mainly Balochistan and Tharparkar that are the hardest hit provinces by the water crisis.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Mr Sabooh Uddin

    Planning and and Management

    Ms. Halah Janabi

    Technical, Operational and Reporting

    Mr. Wasiq Malik

    Implementation and Monitoring