Rain Water Harvesting for 100 Households

by Himalayan Rural support Program - HRSP
Jul 5, 2012

Project Report March-May 2012

Report for the Period  of March to May 2012


Grant recipient:                     Himalayan Rural Support
Program ((HRSP)

Syed Aftab
Hussain Bukhari


Executive Officer (CEO)


Catchment Area:                   Union Council Degwar District
Haveli of AJK

Funds Receipt
and disbursement Report

Received from Global Giving           

Expended                                            113610.00


of Expenses


  Budget Line activities


1. Orientation training stakeholders UC Degwar 32

  participants Refreshment, Banner& stationary


2. Hygiene and sanitation training  to 34 Mothers of children under 5 year of



3. Cost of CGI sheets for roofing of 2  Beneficiaries UC Degwar



4. Salary of Admin and finance officer


5. Bank Deduction





of Activities

  1. A.   
    Stakeholders Session


event was arranged at HRSP office Kahuta on April 28, 2012. Stakeholders from
Union Council Degwar, Notables from other union councils and line department’s
officials participated. CEO HRSP welcomed all the participant, thanked Global Giving
and Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy for provision of financial support in this
project. Poor people including men, women and children are direct beneficiaries.
This project will save the community of UC Degwar a population of 2400. From
cholera, Diarrhea and other diseases Thirty two stakeholders and other notable
participated in this session.


  • To train 10 Masons who can build 100
    roofs for rain water.

  • To build capacity of mothers to save
    3000 children from cholera and diarrhea.

  • To make water accessible for 100
    households through building of 100 roofs for rainwater harvesting.

  • To strengthen agriculture and livestock


  • Training of Masons and community
  • Making of 100 house roofs able to
    harvest rain water
  • Construction of 20 water ponds
  • Hygiene and sanitation training to the
    people especially mothers and fathers f children age less than five year in
    proposed area.



  • Water Born diseased (Diarrhea, Cholera)
    controlled about 20%
  • 100 houses covered by CGI sheets.
  • 10 Masons trained in fitting of CGI
    sheets installation of rain water storage system.
  • Water available to 2400 people of UC

Syed Mohsin Ali
from Union Council Degwar discussed
that 400 households of Degwar are without roof. Walls have been constructed but
there is need of CGI sheets for roofing for these households. Water born
diseases like cholera diarrhea and malaria are prevailing in Degwar. Patients
of Degwar have been suffering from malaria last year. Malaria section of Health
department is working there but is difficult for them to visit regularly the
remote area of UC Degwar. There is need to work on control of outbreak of this
disease. There is need of proactive attitude of people to cooperate in this project
for project sustainability and we will cooperate with HRSP for implementation
of this project.

Ashaq Ahmed Khan.

Resource person of this session discussed on water management, waterborne diseases
and their control. 

Water management:
Everyone is accountable for every drop of water. Use water in the way that its
tracks do not disturb the life of other. He said that malaria is due to mosquito.
It can be biologically controlled by conservation of the habitat of Dragon fly.
One Dragon fly eats 100 mosquitoes daily. Its nymphs eat mosquito’s more than
adult dragon fly. Don’ use spray for the control of insects and diseases on
vegetables and fruits. Chemical spry diminishes the population of birds. Butterflies
and honey bees are the pollinator of 40% plants. Due to presence of three
birds, Bulbul, Long tailed minivet and tit in any jungle, the insect which
damage and hollow tress are finished Kestrel (Basha) eats mouse and small
insects. He suggested stakeholder’s especially local community of Degwar to
collect data of previous 5 years that how many people died from water borne
diseases. Session was closed after open discussion on project implementation.



Project will implemented with the cooperation of

project stakeholders. This project will be beneficial for number of men, women
and children of union Council Degwar and water born diseases will be controlled
after preparation of 100 selected houses with CGI roofing.

  1. Hygiene
    training to Mothers.

Trainer Abida Afzal welcomed the participants and introduced

herself and HRSP team. The training started with recitation of Holy Quran by
one of the participant Shamim Akhtar. The trainer started with the importance
of hygiene and cleanliness in domestic life for better health of family as well
as the whole community. She briefed them about the common diseased spreading

all over due to
careless attitude of people with their food, water, and the internal domestic
environment. Majority of common diseased spread due to usage of non hygienic
water and food. So the water has been given the top priority to be clean the
hygienic for use Aqua tab cleaning method was proposed by trainer to clean the
water from germs and bacteria. Following are the key points discussed during
session of better health, hygiene and sanitation.

  1. Water should be boiled before use or it can be
    used after purifying through Aqua tab
  2.  People should wash hands before and after
    having meal.
  3. Children should
    wash their hands after they are back from toilet.
  4. They should brush
    their teeth twice a day early in the morning and before going to bed.
  5. Cooking utensils
    should be properly covered and cleaned.
  6. Everyone should
    take bath regularly to avoid skiing diseased.
  7. The waste material
    and garbage should be properly disposed off.
  8. Hands should be
    washed well before preparing meal.

During session different questions were raised by the
participants and answered by the trainer in a very convincing manner. At the
end, the participants thanked HRSP, Global Giving and Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy
to arrange training on such an important issue. “Now I am well awaredabout
hygiene and sanitation and will apply your suggestion in our homes, after all my
family health in very important for me, asked Fatima a participant”. The
training ended with concluding remarks by Syed
Mumtaiz Hussain Bukhari
tanking the ladies for their participation and the
session / training ended with refreshment.

  1. Selection of beneficiaries for provision of CGI Sheets.

Initially survey

of three villages of union council Degwar was carried out by the HRSP (Global
Giving) team and collected house hold data of 14 people identified by the team
out of them two most deserving beneficiaries were selected.  


  1. D.      Pictures of two houses under construction
    before fixing of CGI Sheets are:


Qalander Shah

Said Allam


  1. Distribution
    of CGI Sheets 
    On May, 25 2012
    a ceremony was held in HRSP office to distribute CGI sheets amongst the
    beneficiaries of U/C Degwar. Houses of these beneficiaries ware destroyed
    during Earthquake 2005 and could not be constructed by the people because they
    were poor and unable to construct their houses. Two beneficiaries namely Said Allam Shah and Qalander Shah form village Hundi peern and Rankari Khas respectively were
    given CGI sheets in the presence of other notables.        











Alam Shah Hundi Peeran



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Organization Information

Himalayan Rural support Program - HRSP

Location: Farward Kahuta, District Havali, Azad Kashmir - Pakistan
Website: http://www.hrsp.pk
Project Leader:
Syed Aftab Hussain Bukhari
Executive Director
Bagh, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan

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