Dear Friends Thank you very much for all your donations and support. AWARD Pakistan has taken an initiative to raise funds for the installation of hand pumps and water wells. In its first phase, So far 3 water wells and 1 water hand-pump has been successfully installed and rest are under development in the rural areas of Balakot, District Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhaw with the support of the local community.
The donations to this project in the recent project has declined very much.The amount collected during the last quarter is not enough to initiate a well or a handpump as the process is pretty much costly in the mountainous areas. We are trying our best to engage our supporters so that we can start installing a water well in other areas too. AWARD Pakistan’s Regional Coordinator Mr. Mustafa is regularly in contact with the community of the 4 areas (Jageer and Grang Maidaan, Shawaal Maidaan and Baisiyaan).The beneficiaries are satisfied and they are using this facility with great responsibility. The communities have promised to protect the facility at any cost.
The community has also collected a certain amount on self-help basis as the maintenance fund the to deal with any maintenance issue collectively. There is been a decline in the water borne and seasonal diseases, noticed by the coordinator and the communities.
We hope to raise enough funds to start installing the water wells again in the next quarter in the new areas.
We request all our donors and supporters to donate us for this cause to provide children and women (living on the mountains), an access to the carbon-free and safe drinking water.