The village of Kharo Bajeer in Sindh has a population of 3,000 people and is in a desert area with one of the lowest Human Development Index ratings in Pakistan.
The people of the village had to travel a great distance to fetch ‘salty, dirty’ harmful waterborne diseased water from dangerous wells with a depth of more than 150 feet in rugged valleys, adding a great deal of fear and misery to their daily lives.
After an in-depth analysis, feasibility and benefits study, Ehsaas installed a ‘Reverse Osmosis (RO)’* water treatment plant, with a capacity of 10,000 gallons of clean drinking water per day.
This has given the people of Kharo Bajeer Village safe, clean drinking water, avoiding many common diseases previously in the village including bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A and E and typhoid fever.
The Kharo Bajeer Water Treatment Plant has changed the lives of people drastically, especially for children and women: child mortality rates have dropped; children now spend more time in primary education and extracurricular activities; families are able to concentrate providing a better life for their children and the elderly.
We would like to thank the 243 donors who made the Kharo Bajeer Water Treatment Plant possible.
Previously, we have also installed a Water Treatment Plant in Umer Kot with a capacity of 50,000 gallons of clean drinking water per day! Helping those people who were greatly affected by the floods.
* Reverse Osmosis (RO) is a technology that is used to remove a large majority of contaminants from water by pushing the water under pressure through a semi-permeable membrane.