- To provide sustainable access to safe water and/or sanitation services in communities in more than 10 countries;
- To apply community-based integrated active healthy living and disease prevention approaches to enhancing wellness of societies;
- To empower women and youth, improve education and generate job opportunities to build resilient communities.
The community confidence was instrumental. A number of community meetings were held with local stake holders to gain community confidence and to understand the optimum utilization of safe drinking water to improve health and hygiene condition of the area. This has provided easy accessibility to these cultural bonded communities who usually refuse any intervention within their communities.
5 solar water plants were installed under 3rd Generation Zindagi project in 2018 at following locations
1) Jaranwala, Punjab
2) Muzaffargarh, Punjab
3) Renala Khurd, Punjab
4) Shoro Goth, Karachi
5) Baldia Town, Karachi.
All 5 Solar Powered Water Filtration Plants have been handed over to the community. Key handing over ceremony has been arranged at all locations to officially handover the system to the community so they can run the system in a sustainable way. Written agreements have been signed by the community leaders earlier so they can know the functions and responsibilities to run the filtration plant.
Hitherto, the achievements of the project include
· The number of polio refusals decreased by 95% and 100% routine immunization coverage is provided in project areas.
· Water borne diseases reduced to 75%. Health & Sanitation of 12,000 HH will be improved.
· Infant life expectancy improved by 85%. Reduction of 35% expenditure incurred over children treatment.
The installations of Solar Water Filtration Plants are benefiting around 83400 people in 5 union councils councils. The work load of 2700 women has been reduced, 45,000 children are secured against water borne diseases, Health Awareness given to 2700 women and 1000 men through Health Awareness Workshops and network of Community Based Vaccinators (CBVs) of WHO. The availability of safe drinking water near their residences decreased the work load of the local women and more time is available for other gainful activities which ultimately enhance Women empowerment in the area especially in decision making process. Total 50 stake holders have been involved through 18 public sector meetings. The number of polio refusals decreased by 95% and 100% routine immunization coverage is provided in project areas.
- Improved access to safe drinking water and improved health conditions of the selected communities”
- Improved capacity of community members in the area of maintenance and operations of solar water filtration plants
- Increased awareness of commuity about the need to use safe drinking water and its impact on human’s health
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