The Kashmir valley is in a mountainous region where safe water to poor communities is limited. These communities have no access to safe water or toilet facilities which puts them at risk of disease, epidemics and environmental pollution, as well as crime related risks.
We install tube wells, bore wells, community wells and we provide water through mobile tankers.
We aim to provide the following by providing safe water:
Provision of the safe portable water.
Improved community cohesion and security.
Increased economic stability of the community.
Improved community health.
Awareness regarding the proper usage of safe water.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), between 50 and 100 litres of water per person per day is needed to ensure that most basic needs are met.
We provide the following, in terms of the WHO Regulations:
Water Tankers – Cost £250.00 per tanker. This provides
16 000 litres of water and supports 160 families = 100 litres per family.
We send water tankers to areas where tube wells cannot be constructed.
Tube Wells – Cost £220 per tube well. These are dug 40 meters deep and are used by 10 families.
Community Wells/Dig a Wells – Cost £500 per well. These are dug 50 – 60 meters deep and are used by 20 – 25 families.
Bore Well – Cost £2000 per well. These are dug 120 metres deep and are used by 100 families.
Mother Helpage have installed 7000 water wells in the Kashmir region thus far. Each well is tagged with GPS Co-ordinates and can be located easily.