The grave condition of water scarcity is not new in Pakistan and the recent reports released by drinking water inspection authorities suggest that most of the people are drinking unhealthy water across the country. Global organizations have also placed Pakistan among countries where availability of clean drinking water is a serious issue.
Under Clean Water program, Alkhidmat Foundation Women Wing Trust has completed hundreds of water projects that provide clean drinking water to needy communities across the country. This program ensures supply of clean drinking water in water scare areas as well as in big cities by installation of water pumps, hand pumps and water filtration plants. In the mountainous areas, gravity flow schemes are implemented to ensure supply of clean water to households.
The Afridev Pump is a conventional lever action hand pump. It is designed for heavy-duty use, serving communities of up to 300 individuals. The Afridev Pump is fully corrosion resistant, easy to install and has excellent potential for community-based maintenance.
This pump is also known as the Deep-well piston hand pump. Community hand pumps are ideal for villages and households in which surface sources are common, so only a basic pump suffices for communities trying to meet their water requirements. Suction hand pumps are economical, easy to install and maintain. Maintenance is done at the village level without the need for specialist parts. The pumps are made from cast iron.
“Charity does not in any way decrease the wealth and the servant who forgives, Allah adds to his respect; and the one who shows humility, Allah elevates him in the estimation (of the people).” (Muslim Vol. 4, Hadith 6264)
Mr. Faheem local resident of thaparkar farming in deserts of Tharparkar with support of Alkhidmat Foundation Women Wing Trust Wash project.
– Faheem, Resident Tharparkar