World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water. The theme for World Water Day 2018 is ‘Nature for Water’ – exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century.

Damaged ecosystems affect the quantity and quality of water available for human consumption. Today, 2.1 billion people live without safe drinking water at home; affecting their health, education and livelihoods.

Sustainable Development Goal 6 commits the world to ensuring that everyone has access to safe water by 2030, and includes targets on protecting the natural environment and reducing pollution.

At Ehsaas, our Water Pump project aims to provide families and villages in rural Pakistan with water pumps to provide clean and safe drinking water and alleviate water-borne infectious diseases and improve the health of thousands of families in who cannot afford it due to their financial situation.

Over 2,280 hand pumps have been installed, mainly in the centre of villages, to ensure that more families have access and can benefit from these hand pumps.