Providing safe drinking water to victims of the Pakistan Floods

By conservative estimates, at least 4.5 million people in Pakistan were driven from their homes by the massive floods this summer, and 20 million were impacted. Even now that most survivors have made it into camps, safe drinking water is a huge concern.

After consulting with contacts with experience in the region, Altrusa's International Relations Committee chose to donate $300 to Hisaar Foundation, a Pakistani Foundation "for water, food, and livelihood security."  Several Altrusa members chose to make individual donations as well, bringing our community's total contribution to $945.

A water filtration plant to provide safe drinking water to 12,000 people per day costs the Foundation $7,000.  Altrusa is proud to have contributed toward this effort to safeguard the health of some of the victims of the terrible floods. Since the floods, Hisaar reports that relief goods and services have been delivered to victims in Nowshera, Charsadda, in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, Manjhand, Jamshoro and Thatta districts in Sindh. Photos and updates can be found on their website by clicking "Updates" in the right column of the page.

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