Clean Water, Brighter Futures

15 December, 2015 Pakistan, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

Tharparkar is one of the most water insecure regions of Pakistan, experiencing frequent droughts during 2012-2015. As a result, this climate has led to disastrous results for Tharparkar residents, whose main source of income is derived from farming and agriculture.

75

HAND PUMPS

22

LATRINES

BENEFICIARIES

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.

Our very generous donors support IDRF’s commitment to improving the quality of life of Tharparkar residents. In partnership with our excellent local partner, Sukaar Foundation, we completed the installation of 208 hand pumps and built 80 latrines for Tharparkar residents in 34 villages.

We are pleased to launch the second phase of our WASH Infrastructure project, which will involve working again with Sukaar Foundation to install 75 hand pumps and 22 latrines in 22 additional villages across this region. Since the hand pumps are located less than 500 meters apart from each village, they provide Tharparkar families with easier access to clean water sources. In addition to our water infrastructure, we will also be conducting 147 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.

Please continue to donate and support our efforts to improve health and uphold the dignity of the world’s most vulnerable people.

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