Lack of clean drinking water is a major problem in developing countries
Cost of Installing one hand-pump is
Safe water supplies, hygienic sanitation and good water management are fundamental to global health. In addition, 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.
KGNWT 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. Hundreds of water-holes and 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.
Almost a Tenth of Global Disease could be Prevented by:
- increasing access to safe drinking water
- improving sanitation and hygiene and
- water management to reduce risks of water-borne infectious diseases
Annually, Safer Water could Prevent:
- 1.4 million child deaths from diarrhoea
- 860,000 child deaths from malnutrition and
- 280,000 deaths from drowning.
Cost of installing one hand pump is
Rs 57,542 / £365 / $565 / AED 2,076
NB KGNWT does not take Zakat donations for Water Pumps – only General or Sadaqah Donations