The Anzal Begum Foundation, Human Appeal and special guests such as the Lord Mayor of Birmingham all recently came together in support of Tharparkar.
Tharparkar – or Thar – is a district in Sindh, a province of Pakistan. It is a beautiful region with a cultural and religious heritage. Beauty is abundant, but sadly so is adversity.
The district has the lowest human development index of all the districts in Sindh. Poverty, unemployment and a lack of clean drinking water are some of the reasons why.
The National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull, which boasts world class conference facilities, was the location for the 502 guests in attendance.
In attendance were some of the UK’s leading business figures and VIP’s. Donations reached a total of £1,245,650 that will directly support projects that were created as part of the special collaboration between Human Appeal and the Anzal Begum Foundation to help Tharparkar.
These projects have already made an impact in the district and the money will only strengthen the attempts to build up the area.
Some of the work that has been done already:
● 14 villages assisted so far with integrated intervention.
● 40,000 provided with clean water daily.
● 132 toilets built across 14 villages.
● 1,100 families provided with livelihoods.
● 220 milking goats distributed.
● 330 farmers given livestock training.
● 330 solar streetlights installed.
● 115 orphans sponsored in Pakistan.
In Tharparkar, only around 10% of the 1.7m people have access to clean drinking water. Drinking dirty water causes diseases such as cholera, typhoid and diarrhoea which kill millions of people every year. An example of some of the great work done by the Anzal Begum foundation is the installation of a solar water plant in the district. One solar water plant can provide up to 10,000 gallons of fresh clean water to a village and surrounding areas.
Find out more about the work The Anzal Begum Foundation are doing here.