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پرچمِ ستارہ و ہلال

پرچمِ ستارہ و ہلال

پرچمِ ستارہ و ہلال

پرچمِ ستارہ و ہلال

پرچمِ ستارہ و ہلال


About Pakistan

Pakistan is the fourth largest producer and third largest consumer of cotton. Its 1,500 textile processing mills employ around 40% of the industrial sector’s labor force, which means that around 9 million workers and their families are directly associated with this industry. However, 64% of Pakistan’s population does not have access to safely managed drinking water. The country ranks 14th out of 17 „extremely high water risk“ countries in the world.

Landhi, a Karachi neighborhood that houses many textile factories, suffers from water pollution due to the discharge of untreated water into open sources by some of these factories. Consequently, the local community lacks access to clean water for their daily needs.

Our Solution

Together with our local partner, Hisaar Foundation, we provide safe drinking water to communities surrounding textile hubs in Pakistan through WASH projects implemented in schools. Our projects consist of:

  • A hand-operated ultrafiltration unit that converts contaminated water into safe drinking water. There is no energy requirement, and each unit can serve a maximum of 25 families daily. This system is developed locally and manufactured in Karachi at a low cost.
  • A toilet to provide safe and properly functioning sanitation facilities for school children and staff. We will install a septic tank, and excavate a wetland to ensure safe discharge of waste.
  • A community handwashing facility to promote better hygiene practices. Residents will use this facility to fill water and then pass it through the filter system at designated times during the day.
  • WASH clubs to provide training on water conservation and better management practices. Advocacy and awareness-raising sessions will be conducted at regular intervals throughout the project.
  • Community kitchen gardening training at the school premises, for which we provide kitchen garden utensils, seeds, and implements. The materials provided depend on the planting season during implementation. We train 30 individuals, including school children, teachers, and community residents, who in turn train 3 people each. This means that 1 out of 10 people in this community will receive kitchen gardening training.


Solution: WASH Intervention at public schools
Impact: Access to clean water for 900 people
Place: Landhi, an industrial area in Malir, Karachi, Pakistan
Project costs: 4,600 €
Partner: Hisaar Foundation
Beneficiaries: 189 students, 21 teachers and staff, plus 100 families (with around 700 people) from the community


How many years are expected that the hand operated ultrafiltration system will be used?

The hand operated ultrafiltration system will work as long as the community takes good care of it with regular upkeep and maintenance. It requires a simple backwashing and the filter bags can be washed as well. The supplier is providing replacement filter bags to enhance functionality.  However, rest assured that when we install the systems, our team provides extensive training on how to use the system as well as how to caretaking and maintaining the system. This is the primary reason we work with partners on the ground- so we can hold them accountable and responsible for maintenance and upkeep of the systems.

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