Thaakat Foundation | Water Well Campaign
What Life is Like for Villagers
In the district of Tharparker, located southeast of Sindh, Pakistan, more than 90% of the population lives in rural villages without access to clean water. This region is also home to Pakistan’s largest minority population with over 50% of residents comprising of minority backgrounds. The people of this regional district live below the poverty line and face obstacles in living their daily lives. With a lack of healthcare and concerns of ever- growing epidemics like diarrhea and measles increasing daily, the communities face a number of challenges when it comes to health and livelihood. Food and water shortages are of utmost importance and require the most immediate attention. Help us break the chains of generational poverty but providing these communities with the gift of life, water.
What’s cool about these wells?
In very dry climates, many wells don't stand the test of time because it is very hard to force water from underground when an environment already suffers from drought. Our wells are built as solar-powered water plants, sustainable and energy independent! The power pumps water from over 100 ft underground, doing the work so that the villager does not have to. At the gentle tug of a handle, water flows free and endlessly! The plants still require maintenance and it is a pledge the community must make to uphold it’s care if we will install a well there.
We had set a goal in 2021 to establish 10 solar powered clean water wells. By the end of 2021, we had established 18 total! Each well will cost $2200. Our goal is to raise enough to build 10 this year. See a breakdown of the costs per well below. Please donate the complete $2200 at one time for your well via this page and send us a note at [email protected] with your name, beneficiary name and any additional information you need us to be aware of.
Watch a video of a recent well install in one of our communities.