Water borne diseases are 80% of our diseases and cause 33% deaths in our country (Source: Drinking Water Quality Status and Contamination in Pakistan, Biomed Res Int. Published online 2017 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5573092/)
To address this problem we give potable water to children of government schools and to underprivileged families of children of Zoya schools.
This we do by digging wells to 120-150 ft and installing hand pumps (simplest/most commonly used technology with least moving parts so there is little/no maintenance).
The beneficiaries are 39,617 children in 220 schools and 35 underprivileged families (as of March 10 2023)
Expense, so far, is Rs 3.6 million given by individual donors.
For example, in March Ms. Sohailia Yusuf contributed Rs 100,000.
Rs 17,500-18,500 gives potable water to 250 children, which is the cost of digging a (120-150 ft deep) well and installing a hand-pump!
LETTER OF APPRECIATION FROM GOVERNMENT OF PUNJAB