Hospital patients treated
Women learnt new skills
Patients treated in our Medical Camps
People provided with access to clean drinking water
Pakistan has a population of over 200 million, and people are living in extreme poverty. Healthcare infrastructure is weak, clean drinking water is not accessible, illiteracy and marginalization of women is prevalent. All of these issues have a crippling impact on the quality of human life.
We are empowering women, educating children, and providing clean drinking water and healthcare facilities to the people of Pakistan.
In a village in the Toba Tek Singh district of Punjab, many of the 5,000 residents live below the poverty line, relying on a daily wage for their income - often from agricultural work. For years they struggled with no access to clean water. People were frequently ill from water borne diseases including diarrhoea, hepatitis and typhoid fever, yet they couldn’t afford healthcare.
A water sample was collected to examine in the laboratory at the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources. The water was not suitable for drinking, with higher levels of salts, organic and inorganic impurities, and contamination.
The Sarwar Foundation installed a water filtration plant in the community, giving thousands of people instant access to free, clean and safe drinking water. There has been a dramatic reduction in the number of people falling ill. And there are other benefits too, including a 97% reduction in the time spent gathering water because people no longer have to walk for three hours to collect it. More people in the community are working, women are safer, children are going to school and everyone is happier.
Watch this video to learn how a Sarwar Foundation HunarGah helped Nazia to earn a livelihood for her family.
Meet Anaa. After completing her training at a HunarGah, she has started her own business and is providing opportunities to other women in her area.