Safe water supplies, hygienic sanitation and good water management, are fundamental to global health. Also, 5 million people can be protected from being seriously incapacitated from lymphatic filariasis and another 5 million from trachoma.
Water-borne diseases are rampant in many economically depressed rural areas of Pakistan because clean running water is simply not available.
The only alternative is to install hand pumps or deep wells (drilled wells) to draw clean water from the ground depending on the depth of the water table. The depth of the potable water table varies from 20 to 3000 feet (6 to 910 meters) depending on the region and local topography.
Ehsaas has, with your generous support, provided clean and safe drinking water for thousands of families in Pakistan 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.