Water is a basic necessity; it is unimaginable to live without water. In the context of Pakistan, families living especially in the far-flung areas have to travel in order to fetch water. In most of the cases it is the women, adolescent girls and children who are assigned the responsibility of collecting water for the whole family. This not only affects the health of the women and girls but the attendance of children in schools is badly affected too. Tharparkar is one such area located in the Sindh Province of Pakistan where majority of the villages do not have access to clean drinking water.
By providing an accessible water source, time and effort used in walking long distances to fetch water are no longer required. Access to clean water, further reduces the risk of disease and contamination. This results in better health as well as increased attendance of children in the school. AFH proposes to build solar powered water wells in 6 locations in District Tharparkar. Powered by the sun’s energy, one solar-powered water well can provide a sustainable source of water for a whole village. Solar water wells are automated through an internal motor that is powered via the sun’s solar energy.