SJ AAWA water projects turn on the tap (PART 3) – Badin Washroom Project

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PART 3 reports about the washroom project initiative in the Badin District, Pakistan – providing 790 families with 59 washrooms, including 8 hand pump facilities, across 25 district villages.

These washrooms have significantly improved the hygiene, safety and overall wellbeing of the impoverished villagers of Badin

This is the 3rd and final part of reporting in this series from our partners WF-AID , concluding the construction of SJ Cycling AAWA 2020 projects.

Deprivation of a simple washroom facility exposes many children to wider dangers and life-altering consequences

Badin is the main city and capital of the Badin District in Sindh, Pakistan. With a growing population and poor socio-economic conditions, many children and families do not have access to sanitary washrooms close to their homes.

In the intersectional research into the WASH programmes and the evidence of Gender Based Violence in deprived areas, it was observed that areas where children and young girls have to travel to distant washrooms, or relieve themselves in public places, have a higher risk of experiencing rape or sexual abuse. This is especially significant during the time of night, when children have to walk to the nearest washroom where they are followed, or obliged to expose themselves in a vulnerable state to relieve themselves in an unsheltered and unsafe location. Therefore, the deprivation of a simple washroom facility exposes many children to wider dangers and life-altering consequences.

Delivering clean water sources to these villages helps reduce the spread of fatal water-borne diseases that are prevalent in Pakistan

Consequently, our focus on delivering safe, sustainable and efficient washrooms to the families across the Badin district provides aid through multifaceted impact, contributing towards increasing the overall standard of living for those in need.

Your generous donations have contributed towards reducing the danger that many women and children face in regard to using washrooms by funding 59 washrooms that are strategically located close to the homes of 790 families. Our ground agents have ensured that the washrooms are located in private yet safe locations, with secure locks that ensure the privacy and safety of the users.

In addition to building safe and sustainable washrooms, this project identified locations where water sources through hand pumps were not available. Therefore, a total of 8 hand pumps were installed in 6 different locations across the Badin district. Delivering clean water sources to these villages helps reduce the spread of fatal water-borne diseases that are prevalent in Pakistan. These diseases include typhoid, giardiasis, diarrhoea and intestinal worms.

The previous practice was to use pit form latrines. Your charitable donation has provided sources of safe water via hand pumps to these needy villages, improving the hygiene and wellbeing in their everyday lives.

The overall approximate number of beneficiaries of this project is over 4,900 beneficiaries on a daily basis

As a sustainable, long-term project, the 27 Female washrooms are benefiting approximately 2,350 beneficiaries on a daily basis. The 32 Male washrooms are benefiting approximately 2,550 beneficiaries on a daily basis.

The overall approximate number of beneficiaries of this project is over 4,900 beneficiaries on a daily basis.

These 4,900 poor citizens now have access to hygienic, private and safe washrooms, with clean water from the hand-pumps. They no longer have to travel great distances to reach a washroom, or relieve themselves in public locations. This project has provided these beneficiaries with long term, sustainable aid that will improve their quality of living in their impoverished villages.