In 2010, ADP funded 13 hand pumps in two villages - Shenky and Cheema to enable ~4,250 people to gain access to clean drinking water. In addition, the water obtained from these hand pumps can also be used for irrigating crops in small family gardens and feeding livestock with clean water.
In the aftermath of the floods which ravaged Pakistan in 2010, nearly one million people living in the Charsadda District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were affected. The floods washed away crops, farms, gardens and bridges in Charsadda, destroying almost 70% of the total land area. According to a survey that the Social Integrated Development Organization (SIDO), our partner NGO, conducted in the villages of Shenky & Cheena, approximately 330 households were severely affected by the floods.
The installation of these hand pumps will provide thousands of people with access to clean drinking water and reduce mortality rates.