Monday, July 11, 2011
Water For Life
Assalaamu Alaykum WaRahmatullahi WaBarakatahu,
The devastation the floods have caused in Pakistan has left the country with water borne diseases and unsanitary sources of water. In order to aid relief in this area, Helping Hands has implemented the use of the Water and Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) program in Pakistan.
The purpose of the program is to provide safe drinking water, prevent water borne diseases, and to discern alternate sources of water. Through these efforts, it is HHRD’s hope that the flooded country, in which 25% of it was affected, will be provided with quality water and sanitation. Additionally, WASH strives to raise awareness on hygienic practices and encourages the suitable construction of sanitation facilities.
Currently, water tests are being help in each of the 11 adopted union councils. These water tests are based on the quality of water. Helping Hands has predicted that three ultra-filtration plants will be constructed in each union council. These plants will provide to clean, pure water to over 10,000 people, as well as jobs for individuals to work these plants.
The WASH program aids Helping Hand’s mission by serving humanity, implementing aid in place of disease, and creating opportunities.