Our Stories of Change

  • Oct 20, 2017

    Amina Bibi lives in Siksa, a village in Ghanche, located at the eastern-most tip of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. The village appears paradisiacal, surrounded by the snowy peaks of the world’s highest mountains. Yet for the women of Siksa, the rugged terrain was long a challenge they had to face every day as they walked for hours to collect water for the family’s needs.

  • Mar 3, 2014
  • Oct 18, 2017

    Summer is brief but fierce in Siksa village. Located amidst the Himalayan mountains in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, the village suffers from harsh winters when no agriculture is possible. Only when the summer comes is it possible to grow the crops that Siksa’s people depend on for their livelihoods.

  • Safe drinking water at the doorstep helps keep girls in school
    Oct 18, 2017

    Siksa village is located in Gilgit-Baltistan in northern Pakistan. Set amongst towering Himalayan peaks, the remote village is snowbound in the winter. As such, the summer months are critical for education. Yet, lack of access to a safe and reliable source of drinking water led to repeated illness amongst schoolchildren, causing many to miss school. Girls were particularly prone to drop out of education, helping their mothers on their hours-long daily journey to collect water and irrigate the fields.

  • Water treatment plant provides clean irrigation water to Lahore farmers
    Oct 20, 2017

    Whenever Haji Khalil, 48, used to survey his fields, he felt guilty. A farmer from Bhama village, near Pakistan’s second-largest city Lahore, his land was rich and fertile, but his crops were irrigated by water he knew was tainted.

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