Since the launch of WF-AID’s Ali Asghar Water Appeal campaign 2022 (19th July – to date), a total of 186 shallow wells and 35 deep wells have been built across Pakistan and India, and 16 rural wells have been constructed in Kenya. In addition to these, Ali Asghar Water Appeal helped fund various sustainable water projects in Tanzania, Uganda, Palestine, Iraq and other places. Please continue to read below for updates.
Repair of 24 Boreholes
Your donations helped fund the repair of 24 boreholes, sustainably restoring access to clean and safe drinking water to approximately 12,000 locals across 4 regions of Uganda.
The impact on the local communities is evident already. Women and girls no longer have to walk great distances in search of water. This means many women have been able to engage in other activities such as poultry farming and kitchen gardening, whilst young girls have been able to pursue an education.
Zanzibar Water Authority Borehole Project
WF-AID worked with the Zanzibar Water Authority (ZAWA) and facilitated the construction of 4 large submersible borehole pumps. These pumps will provide clean water access to over 128,500 residents, equivalent to 13% of Zanzibar’s total population.
School Water Tank
Your donations helped build a water tank that facilitates the constant supply of water to over 2000 high school students. The water tank mitigates the effect of frequent power cuts by filling up when there is electricity and providing an alternative to the electric-pumps during frequent blackouts.
Solar Power Water Project
WF-AID helped facilitate the building of a solar powered well in the Hamdan District of Sana. The well ensures residents have access to safe drinking water, providing clean water to over 450 families and 5250 individuals each month
Water Truck and 100 Water Tanks
WF-AID continues its support in combating water shortage in Palestine. For the third consecutive year, we have purchased a water truck and 100 tanks to help distribute safe drinking water to residents of Gaza.
Your donations will ensure that 100 families in the North Gazan town of Al Jamarek will have access to clean water, reducing thirst and the risk of contracting waterborne diseases. They have also helped provide job opportunities to two local residents in a town which – due to the Israeli blockade – suffers from extremely high unemployment.
Nzavoni Water Desalination Plant
This year, WF-AID entered the fourth year of our successful partnership with Stanmore Jafferys. The funds they raised through Sportives and community activities was dedicated to building a desalination plant in Nzavoni, Kenya.
Work is underway on the project which will serve over 45,000 beneficiaries a month. Upon completion, the plant will provide a clean and safe alternative to the salty and contaminated nearby water sources. The impact will be felt by all, but especially by the women and children, some of which currently travel up to 10km a day to collect clean water.
Kibaha Water Project
WF-AID are working with Bilal Muslim Mission Tanzania (BMMT) on the construction of a large sustainable water project in Kibaha, Tanzania. The 4-stage project includes constructing a 150,000 litre reservoir, high rise water tanks, solar panels, electric motors and water pumps.
The project will supply water to an entire Hawza complex, which BMMT are building in the area. The complex will accommodate 1000 beneficiaries, including the Hawza community of 400 students and 100 support staff. It will house dormitories, dinner halls, a school and a mosque.
Water Filtration Plants
Construction is underway on two water filtration plants in rural Pakistan. Each filtration plant will serve a community of 200 families by providing 2000 litres of clean water per hour.
School Water Coolers and Pipeline
WF-AID is providing a water pipeline and 3 water coolers to a newly built Hawza in Najaf al-Ashraf. These coolers will help provide drinking water to the 500 pupils and 500 staff on site each day.
Handeni Water Project
WF-AID is facilitating the construction of a large water project in the Handeni district of Tanzania which will provide clean and safe water to schools, dispensaries and 12,000 villagers.
Once complete, the project will include two borewells to a depth of 100-130 meters, producing a minimum of 60,000 litres a day, two storage tanks with a total capacity of 20,000 litres and 4 smaller tanks of 5000 litres. Pipes will be laid to connect the project to schools, dispensaries and several villages.
Submersible Pumps & Tank
WF-AID is sponsoring the construction of 10 solar powered submersible pumps with water tanks in Chakwal, Pakistan.
Most families in the area do not have easy access to water, many collect unsafe water from pools and other forms of rain storage, often sharing the water source with wild animals. This project will allow at least 250 families to benefit from this facility, which can be used for drinking, washing and hygiene.
Deep Wells, Solar Powered Pumps & Tanks
WF-AID is helping to install 12 deep wells with submersible pumps in flood effected villages of Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan. These units will be powered by solar panels and connected to water tanks to help store water during unavailability of electricity.
The wells will provide safe water to over 34,000 residents who have been relying on shallow and unclean water sources. This should greatly reduce levels of waterborne diseases in the area.