Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Providing Clean Drinking Water through P&G Purifier of Water

The United Nations considers universal access to clean water a basic human right, and an essential step towards improving living standards worldwide. Water-poor communities are typically economically poor as well, their residents trapped in an ongoing cycle of poverty. Keeping this in mind, HOPE a Health NGO in Pakistan in collaboration with Procter & Gamble is making clean water accessible by distributing P&G Purifier of Water sachets to the door steps of poor families.

HOPE - an NGO in Pakistan, has assigned a team specifically for this project who visit different slum areas of Karachi three days a week and distribute water purifying kits and sachets along with the demonstration on how to use it correctly. The team visits 15 families in a day and 45 families per week. The target is to cater 1000 families in 8 months. Each family is provided a purifying kit that consists of:
·         Cooler
·         Bucket
·         Muslin Cloth
·         Spatula
·         120 sachets
This week team HOPE visited the area of Gadap where clean drinking water is not easily accessible. Hence, the team gave a demonstration to 15 families and provided them the purifying kits that consisted of above mentioned items.

Under the leadership of Dr Mubina Agboatwalla – child specialist in Karachi and chairperson of HOPE – an NGO in Pakistan,a monitoring sheet has also been prepared. On completion of one month, the team re-visits the families that they have visited in that month and monitors their health situation as well as the water they are using.

The aim is to benefit the community while making clean water accessible for all, hence, reducing the morbidities especially among children. In addition, this will also provide opportunity to improve standards of living while improving health status.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Ms Mehmooda Adil Agboatwalla visited Handpump with HOPE team.

Water is one of the fundamental elements responsible for life on earth; yet it remains out of reach of billions around the globe. It affects every continent and more than 1.2 billion people lack access to clean drinking water. While considering the province of Sindh in Pakistan, besides being one of the disadvantaged communities when it comes to literacy and morbidity rate in addition, it happens to be one of the places where water is chronically short besides being dirty and contaminated. Women of these remote areas travel 5-6 km far from their village to fetch water. However, water wells are set-up 250 ft deep from which both animals and humans drink water.

HOPE- an NGO in Pakistan has been helping the needy to obtain clean drinking water under the leadership of Dr Mubina Agboatwalla- child specialist in Karachi. Hand pumps have been installed in many remote villages where there is shortage of safe drinking water.

Recently, Ms Mehmooda Adil Agboatwalla, a philanthropist, visited Ramzan Goth and Gul Hassan Goth to oversee the installed hand pumps and observe the impact it has made on the residents’ lives. These villages have been previously completely devoid of water. Women carry water on their heads in laden cans, pitchers and even drums full of water, from prolonged distances.
She was overjoyed to see the installed hand pumps being extremely beneficial to the village community. She talked with the locals who highlighted how the hand pump had saved them from travelling to areas. The easy water accessibility has reduced the workload on them to fetch water from distant places. Many residents hailed the hand pumps to be a great blessing for them. During the visit, she also distributed briyani packets among the residents of both villages.

HOPE - a health NGO in Pakistan gains greater dedication and motivation as we witness the change each hand pump has brought in the lives of so many people in these rural areas.