The quest for clean water is an arduous one: residents, mainly women, must travel 2-5 kilometres per day to fetch water from a community well, which poses significant physical risks.
In partnership with our excellent local partner, Sukaar Foundation, we completed the third phase of this project, installing 90 hand pumps that will serve over 12,545 Pakistanis and 5 hand pumps which were installed in schools to bring clean water to 517 students. This same number of students will receive School Care Packages that include footwear, school bags, uniforms and stationary to support learning and education amongst youth.
In addition, 35 community-friendly personal sanitation sites containing community latrines and hand washing stations were constructed. IDRF is also further investing in effective Water, Sanitation and Hygiene practices of community members in Tharparkar by conducting 132 Health and Hygiene sessions.
The benefits of this project are tremendous: with the installation of more hand pumps, latrines and wells that are in closer proximity to villages, and more practical and informative hygiene sessions, Tharparkar residents will experience easier access to water and better health.
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