Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Rivers of Hope: Water for Life
Assalaamu Alaykum WaRahmatullahi WaBarakatahu
Today 2.5 billion people, including almost one billion children, live without basic sanitation. Every 20 seconds, a child dies as a result of poor sanitation. That's 1.5 million preventable deaths each year. (WSSCC)
Clean water is the most precious resource for a healthy life. HHRD is designing a policy to extend its Water for Life Program specifically in the poorest areas, worldwide, where people are unable to access and benefit from clean water and who are living in bad hygiene conditions. Our objectives include:
To work on dynamic and viable solutions for the provision of safe drinking water so as to prevent diseases.
To achieve health hygiene standards through the Water for Life Program among the vulnerable communities.
Water Tanks, Wells and Hand pumps:
The project aims to improve the quality of life, sustainable ecosystem and water resources in affected areas and other areas that are facing water shortages. Water shortages and disasters are the key constraints to sustainable development in these areas. Efficient water resource management will help to maintain and keep the water resources clean.
In developing countries, 70 percent of industrial wastes are dumped untreated into waters where they pollute the usable water supply.
Keeping in mind the importance of drinking water, Helping Hand for Relief and Development is continuously sponsoring projects providing clean water / hand pumps. HHRD has installed hundreds of Hand pumps in Pakistan, Haiti, Afghanistan, India, Bangladesh and many African countries, providing hundreds of communities with safe clean drinking water.
To donate towards HHRD’s Water for Life program, please visit, www.hhrd.org/donate