Clean Drinking Water

Drinking Water for Humans and Animals

With your kind support, Al-Rahimya Foundation Health care society will provide clean drinking water to the drought hit villages of Thar in Pakistan. Thar is part of Pakistan which is often hit by drought as there are no rains over the years and shortage of water is the main concern. In the wake of this, we have embarked upon to dig 40 wells in 40 different Goths ( villages ) of Thar which on completion will not only provide clean drinking water to almost 12,000 humans but also to animals and birds.

Challenge

The Tharparkar district, spread over 22,000 square kilometres, is a chronically poor area with an estimated population of 1.2 million. Of these, 95 % live in around 2,000 villages. Water shortage is a major problem of the area. In Tharparkar, dug-wells have been found to be the only sustainable source of groundwater. During a normal day, villagers spend around four to six hours on average to fetch four to five pots (50 to 60 litres) of water from dug-wells, situated far and wide.

Solution

Embarking upon this emergent need of Drinking water, Al-Rahimya Foundation  will dig 40 water well in Goths (villages) of Tharparkar where there are no wells. These wells will provide Safe Drinking water to 12000 persons of 40 villages at their doorsteps. The social life of villagers is also restricted due to lack of adequate water. This especially affects women, who are responsible for carrying water. Young children often have to forgo education due to responsibility of fetching water

Long-Term Impact

This project will go a long way in improving the socioeconomic conditions of the people of tharparkar in general and women and children in particular, Due to scarcity of water and non existence of water resources in their own Goths (villages) the women and children have to travel long distances daily to fetch water from far flung areas. The water wells dug will provide 12000 persons of 40 villages, ample drinking as well as usable water at their doorstep which will also improve their health.