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Project Overview

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Installation of 07 Deep Water Wells for vulnerable communities of
Project Title:
Taluka Mithi & Kaloi District Tharparkar Sindh Pakistan.
Duration 10th August to 30th September, 2018
07 Villages of UC Bhittaro, Kaloi and UC Muhrano of Taluka Mithi
Location
District Tharparkar
Beneficiaries 268 Household HHs (1,942) individuals) beneficiaries
Funded by Karwan Development Foundation-KDF www.karwan.pk
Implemented by: Rural Development Association -RDA Tharparkar www.rda.org.pk

Head Office Near Kashmir Chowk Behind Qasim Shah Mazar Mithi -69230
Contacts
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Beneficiaries Detail:

A total of 1,942 beneficiaries including women, men and children are beneficiaries of the Deep Wells
installed in 07 villages of Tharparkar, Sindh Pakistan.

Village wise detail of beneficiaries Total
S# Village Name Para HH Men Women Boys Girls
1 Village Haji Rahimo Rahimo Paro 36 69 60 57 68 254
2 Village Sattar Abad Bheel Paro 34 66 58 63 65 252
3 Village Sonaro Otaque Meghwar Paro 42 83 87 69 86 325
4 Village Nuhto Nuhto Paro, 40 80 78 68 83 309
5 Village Sattar Abad Mahar Paro, 43 76 69 64 73 282
6 Village Cattle Farm Jogi Paro, 38 72 65 62 71 270
7 Village Janhan Juneja Paro, 35 66 59 58 67 250
Total 268 512 476 441 513 1942

Project Summary:
Karwan Development Foundation and Rural Development Association entered into an
agreement on 10th August, 2018 for installation of 07 Deep Wells for the underprivileged and
needy communities of District Tharparkar. This report provides completion details for
installation of 07 Deep Wells in 07 villages of UC Bhittaro, Kaloi and Muhrano in Tehsil Mithi
of Tharparkar District.
The poor people of Thar Desert have been facing a dominant issue of drinking water. In most
of the villages, they have very deep dug wells ranging a depth of 150 to 250 feet. Dragging out
water for drinking, washing and animal consumption has been a very vigorous exercise.
A group of 03 to 05 people would drag out a bucket full of water though a 200 feet tiresome
walk on a scorching sandy track. At some places few donkeys or a camel is used to pull out
the bucket. The difficulty to get the most important commodity results in very less per capita
use of water by the native people leading to several health and hygiene issues. In this scenario,
women and girls suffer the most, as traditionally it is role of women to arrange for
Drinking water, secondly, they are the ones who use least quantity of water for washing and
bathing, hence at greater risk of health hazards.
Through installation of Deep Wells with a Hand pump in accordance with sphere standards not
only improves access to water for these poor communities, but also provides safer source of
drinking water as compared to open wells.
RDA with the generous support from Karwan Development Foundation has successfully
completed installation of 07 Hand pumps in UC Bhittaro, Kaloi and Muhrano in Tehsil Mithi of
District Tharparkar. A total of 1,942 men, women and children have improved access to safe
drinking water through this intervention.

Project Context:
Geographically district Tharparkar is spread on 19,799.7 square kilometers. Total Population
of this District is 1,299,735 with male: female ratio of 55:45, whereas annual growth rate is
3.13%. 40.6% of the district population is non-Muslim. The district is totally desert area with
very low annual rainfalls, hence high degree of water scarcity prevails in the district. Majority
of population dwells on rain fed agriculture and the other major livelihood source is cattle.
Government have succeeded in providing piped water to few urban populations (Mithi,
Chachro and Islamkot) during last decade, where the rural communities have very scarce
water availability and even more difficult accessibility. In District Tharparkar, a long history of
disasters; a continuous drought like situation has rendered its population vulnerable to many
problems including that of health, WASH, education and Food security.
Essential role of water in health, education, food security and basic sanitation is well realized
by the world but despite the fact we are living in 21st century, the population of District
Tharparkar is still facing water scarcity as well as poor quality and accessibility of available
drinking water and that is root cause of migration, malnutrition and vulnerability to other
socioeconomic problems. As water is acknowledged as basic human right it is very important
to promote access to safe drinking water and hygiene practices for the poor communities of
Thar Desert.
KDF provides communities in need with localized clean water sources and sanitation facilities.
Besides providing clean water KDF also works with local communities to promote education
and awareness in basic hygiene practices and prevention of waterborne diseases. Majority of
the people living below the poverty line are compelled to drink from stagnant, unclean sources
of water and usually they have to fetch this essential commodity from a distant of miles. KDF
in partnership with Rural Development Association-RDA for improving access to drinking water
through installation of deep water wells in distant needy villages of Thar Desert.
Project implementation Details:
Identification of beneficiaries:
RDA field team surveyed various villages of 03 UCs of District Tharparkar, where they held
focus group discussions with the villagers on availability, accessibility and quality of drinking
water. Through this process affordability and community ownership aspects were also
discussed. A total of 11 villages were visited out of which 07 villages including villages in UC
Bhittaro, Kaloi and Muhrano were selected for installation of Deep wells with hand pumps. (See
Annex 01)
Community Participation:
RDA field team held initial meetings with community of target villages and oriented on project
activities. Through subsequent meetings village level Community Organizations (COs) were
organized in each village. A Terms of Partnership (ToP) defining roles and responsibilities of
RDA and community were signed with these COs. A 05 member Water User Committee
(WUC), responsible for maintenance and repair of the water facility and hygiene promotion
activities was organized and oriented in all the 04 villages.

Procurement:
Following RDA procurement procedures, services of local vendors were hired for installation
of deep wells and constructions of platforms in accordance with national DRR guidelines.
Where, the materials were procured from local market through a procurement committee that
includes one person from each target village.

Capacity Building:
RDA field staff conducted sessions on importance of safe drinking water hygiene practices and
its impacts on health and overall socio-economic well-being to sensitize the members of COs
and WUCs in each village.
In each targeted village, RDA field staff conducted community level sessions on hygiene
practices such as importance of drinking clean water, washing hands before taking meals and
after using toilet, and sensitized the participants for personal and environmental hygiene.
At the time of handing over, the WUC members were provided training on maintenance of the
hand pump and how to keep facility premises clean from pollutants. The community was also
provided technical knowledge on use of spill over water for plantation of fruit trees or
establishing a kitchen garden for economic as well as environmental benefits.

Quality Assurance:
RDA management through frequent field visits ensured that quality of materials and delivery
of key messages is not compromised.

Sustainability:
Community ownership and participation is very important in sustainable development. RDA
ensured that community participates at each stage of project implementation. For this, in each
village a CO and a 05 member WUC committee was formed, sensitized and their capacity
enhanced for operating and maintenance of drinking water facility. The target communities
were brought under legal obligation through signing of Terms of Partnerships (ToPs) that
defined community’s role in achieving project objectives.
PICTORIAL GALLERY:
PROJECT: DEEP HAND PUMP INSTALLATION
LOCATION: VILLAGE HAJI RAHIMON, RAHIMON PARO, KALOI, THARPARKAR
TOTAL HHS: 36 TOTAL POPULATIONS: 254

HANDPUMP INSTALLATION AT VILLAGE HAJI RAHIMOON, KALOI, THARPARKAR, SINDH

A VIEW OF COLLECTING WATER FROM HANDPUMP

MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN GET WATER EASILLY & HAPPY TO ACCESS OF WATER ON DOORSTEP
PICTORIAL GALLERY:
PROJECT: DEEP HAND PUMP INSTALLATION
LOCATION: VILLAGE SATTAR ABAD, BHEEL PARO, KALOI, THARPARKAR
TOTAL HHS: 34 TOTAL POPULATIONS: 252

HANDPUMP INSTALLATION AT VILLAGE SATTAR ABAD, BHEEL PARO, KALOI, THARPARKAR

A VIEW OF COLLECTING WATER FROM HANDPUMP

MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN GET WATER EASILLY & HAPPY TO ACCESS OF WATER ON DOORSTEP
PICTORIAL GALLERY:
PROJECT: DEEP HAND PUMP INSTALLATION
LOCATION: VILLAGE SONARA OTAQUE, MEGHWAR PARO, KALOI, THARPARKAR
TOTAL HHS: 42 TOTAL POPULATIONS: 325

HANDPUMP INSTALLATION AT VILLAGE SONARA OTAQUE, MEGHWAR PARO, KALOI THARPARKAR

A VIEW OF COLLECTING WATER FROM HANDPUMP

MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN GET WATER EASILLY & HAPPY TO ACCESS OF WATER ON DOORSTEP
PICTORIAL GALLERY:
PROJECT: DEEP HAND PUMP INSTALLATION
LOCATION: VILLAGE NUHTO, WASAN PARO, MUHRANO, THARPARKAR
TOTAL HHS: 40 TOTAL POPULATIONS: 309

HANDPUMP INSTALLATION AT VILLAGE NUHTO, WASAN PARO, MUHRANO, THARPARKAR, SINDH

A VIEW OF COLLECTING WATER FROM HANDPUMP

MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN GET WATER EASILLY & HAPPY TO ACCESS OF WATER ON DOORSTEP
PICTORIAL GALLERY:
PROJECT: DEEP HAND PUMP INSTALLATION
LOCATION: VILLAGE SATTAR ABAD, MEHAR PARO, KALOI, THARPARKAR
TOTAL HHS: 43 TOTAL POPULATIONS: 282

HANDPUMP INSTALLATION AT VILLAGESATTAR ABAD, MEHAR PARO, KALOI, THARPARKAR, SINDH

A VIEW OF COLLECTING WATER FROM HANDPUMP

MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN GET WATER EASILLY & HAPPY TO ACCESS OF WATER ON DOORSTEP
PICTORIAL GALLERY:
PROJECT: DEEP HAND PUMP INSTALLATION
LOCATION: VILLAGE CATTLE FARM, JOGI PARO, MOHRANO, THARPARKAR
TOTAL HHS: 38 TOTAL POPULATIONS: 270

HANDPUMP INSTALLATION AT VILLAGE CATTLE FARM, JOGI PARO, MOHRANO, THARPARKAR

A VIEW OF COLLECTING WATER FROM HANDPUMP

MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN GET WATER EASILLY & HAPPY TO ACCESS OF WATER ON DOORSTEP
PICTORIAL GALLERY:
PROJECT: DEEP HAND PUMP INSTALLATION
LOCATION: VILLAGE JANHAN, JUNEJA PARO, MOHRANO, THARPARKAR
TOTAL HHS: 35 TOTAL POPULATIONS: 250

HANDPUMP INSTALLATION AT VILLAGE JANHAN, JUNEJA PARO, MOHRANO, THARPARKAR

A VIEW OF COLLECTING WATER FROM HANDPUMP

MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN GET WATER EASILLY & HAPPY TO ACCESS OF WATER ON DOORSTEP