Access to Safe Water is a crucial element for healthy living and one of the basic foundations of development for any community. Millions of people living in rural areas face suffering due to the lack of access to safe and clean water. In consideration of the locals in the Kashmir Valley, women and girls have to walk miles to get a single bucket of water either from a stream or a nearby river which is not healthy or suitable for consumption. The water from the steams or rivers is the main cause of water borne diseases and the consumption can have hazardous health effects on the people, especially children.
To combat this problem and give the people access to safe water for healthy living, Mother Helpage under its initiative “WASH” installs tube wells, bore wells and community wells in water scarcity zones with special focus on people living in remote areas. Our main motive is to provide the people with the services and create awareness among general masses about hygiene and sanitation practices.
In support of the UN sustainable development goals, Mother Helpage aims to install 3000 water wells by the end of 2020, providing clean and safe drinking water in Jammu and Kashmir.
The motive of the project relies on providing access to safe water where this necessity is scarce and enhancing the levels of hygienic practices among the residing locals.
Currently we are working in five major districts of Kashmir and are in process of planning to reach several more as soon as practically possible.
Between 2015 and 2019 we have installed more than 1800 safe water wells across Jammu and Kashmir and further challenging our mission is to complete the installation of 3000 water wells by the end of 2020 covering all districts of Jammu and Kashmir.