Over the years, Al Mustafa has continued to work tirelessly by providing sustainable water solutions to areas where safe water sources are scarce across Pakistan. This year, we assessed an acute need of shallow water wells and community wells in areas of Punjab, in Bhakkar and Mianwali and in District Bhimber of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
Thanks to our generous donors, we have so far installed 141 shallow water wells for needy families in Punjab. This will ensure that the beneficiary family and their neighbours will now have access to safe and clean drinking water. We will continue to install more shallow water wells in the coming months.
Four of our community water projects are underway in District Bhimbar (AJK) and will be completed by the end of February 2021. District Bhimber is on the border of Kashmir and Pakistan. Bhimber is a valley with a warm climate and dry winters. It is one of the hard to reach areas due to the location and lacks safe sources of water. These wells are being installed in local schools, where not only the school pupil will benefit from it but the local community surrounding the school will also have access to clean water. With this initiative, we also aim to help decrease the rate of absences in schools due to water-related sickness. These installations are lifetime solutions for safe water and can easily serve the entire community for 15 years and more.