Water hand pumps can solve the problem… and be Sadqa-e-jariya for you and your loved ones.
Can you imagine a day without water?
No water to drink or wash your face.
No water for your animals or your crops which are the sole source of your food.
No water for your animals or your crops which are the sole source of your food.
The situation in Thar is beyond our imagination.
Even with a population of 1.6 million, Thar remains neglected. Water-starved.
Water scarcity has led to severe food shortages in Thar.
They have had famine for years now.
76% of the Tharis have NO food supplies at their homes at all.
And, their situation is far from improving…
They have to count water drops while drinking or washing, or watering their crops.
Annual rainfall in the area has been recorded at 245 millimeters…
Which is too little for any crops to survive.
People of Thar depend on millet for food and they grow it on their lands.
Water shortages have made their lands barren.
And, agriculture does not even yield enough millet now.
Lack of water leads to the spread of various diseases…
And, trap the unfortunate people in a never-ending cycle of poverty.
With no water and no food, they do not have the luxury of even dreaming about prosperity.
They are stuck in this suffocating pattern of trying to get enough water or enough food or enough treatment for their sick children.
The stories from the region are heartbreaking. One such story was shared by a Thari woman called Sawutri.
40-year old Sawutri recalled her nightmarish days when she had to see her kids cry out in hunger. Since the crops were not good and there was little to eat, her husband went to Karachi to work as a laborer. He earned only $37 a month.
Meanwhile, in Thar, Sawutri used to walk many kilometers every day to fetch water for her kids even if the effort tired her to the bones. She did everything in her power to feed her malnourished kids… one of whom got so malnourished that he was close to death
Without her husband and a dying child in her arms, her wails could not be suppressed. But she could not afford to mourn or give up. She kept working day and night to save them from the fate so many kids in the village had faced.
Fate showed its brighter side to her then.
Several NGOs, all across Thar, started digging water wells or installing hand pumps for Tharis. One of the fortunate villages was Sawutri’s.
Although Sawutri had to get her child hospitalized for a while, access to water was the major reason her child survived. Doctors had told her that only good nourishment could bring him back to life. Thanks to water availability in her village, she could give him clean water and more food. And save his life.
The need for water resources, however, persists. Most of the villages in Thar still do not have any.
Water and food shortages are still common.
There are many women like Sawutri who are hoping for help.
Every year in Thar, hundreds of parents see their kids die of malnutrition.
They do not have enough food or water to save their lives.
Should we just close our eyes to all these facts? To the horror stories they live every day?
Leaving them as they are would be akin to killing them.
While helping them will keep adding rewards to your balance, even after you forget about it.
The people in Thar need the most basic commodity:
Since it is a desert, there is so little rainfall that it cannot be relied upon.
They need constant resources for water,
Team Ek Plate Biryani is helping them by installing hand pumps in various parts of Thar.
And, for this cause, we are raising funds.
These hand pumps will be Sadqa-e-Jariya for you and your loved ones – even if they have passed.
The donor will get rewards for as long as these hand pumps are functional and these helpless souls have access to clean water. even after death.
Thar is a huge area with four major districts. Each district has various villages.
At least one hand pump in each village is needed for the residents to have regular access to clean water.
The hand pumps will help them in the following ways:
Each hand pump will be sufficient for various families… to help them live a longer, healthier life.
You will be rewarded for every drop of water they consume for as long as the hand pumps function…
With these hand pumps, the donor gets to do the best form of charity that is ongoing.
Imagine the best charity to keep adding sawaab all your life. And, after your death.
You may also install or contribute in the name of a loved one… and gather rewards for them as well as yourselves.
A lot of NGOs are working in Thar to fight famine and water shortages…
We appreciate all the efforts.
The problem we noticed, however, is that most of the hand pumps installed are merely 50 to 70 feet deep…
Which means that a 70 feet deep hand pump is likely to dry up soon.
We want to give them a longer lasting solution.
Our team has been installing hand pumps about 150+ feet deep.
These hand pumps are likely to provide for the next 20 years or more. InshaAllah.
We have also decided to take extra measures for its longevity…
We are providing tools to the locals for the repair and maintenance of these pumps
uninterrupted supply of water
Ek Plate Biryani is the brainchild of a handful of us Canadian residents who wanted to give back to society.
We knew so many in the world are suffering. And, we wanted to help them.
When we set out to donate, we didn’t know who to trust. Most of the organizations did not offer enough proof.
There, we decided to go the extra mile and create a platform where anyone from any part of the world can help the needy…
Hence, Ek Plate Biryani came into being.
Ek Plate Biryani is a registered Not-For-Profit Organization based in Canada and operating in Pakistan, Uganda, India, and Bangladesh.
Our team includes a number of trained, professional, and honest operation managers and quality control managers, along with several volunteers.
We aim to help people in every possible way. So far, we have the following projects under our belt:
All this was possible because of your help.
In our setup, every penny is accounted for. We ensure you receive the proof whenever you need them.
This organization has been built for YOU. Where you can come forward to improve the conditions of your fellow beings.
This time, we are working to raise funds for hand pumps in Thar.
Our team at Ek Plate Biryani has decided to help as many of them as possible by installing hand pumps.
So far, we have successfully installed 11 handpumps in 11 villages… which means hundreds of people already have easy access to clean water.
Thousands are still waiting.
We want to install hand pumps in the villages still waiting for water.
These hand pumps will allow them easy access to clean water in their own village for years to come.
You can join this movement by donating money and spreading the word.
To ensure 100% transparency, we take pictures and videos of the projects for proof. They are shared on our website, Facebook, and Instagram, as needed.
The rest can be shared with you upon request.
We share pictures of our work on social media for those who want to have a look before donating to our causes.
With your support, we have managed to bring comfort to over a million people…
And, we look up to you to help ease the famine situation in Thar by helping them cope with water and food shortages.
You can take part in this cause by donating and spreading the word.
Every penny that you donate will help bring water to them and save hundreds of lives each year.
“And whoever saves one (life) – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely.”
Making the water accessible to people is a Sadqa-e-jariya… the rewards for which continue for years even after your death.
This is the most beautiful way to help people and gain rewards.
You can sponsor a hand pump in your or loved one’s name… and gather the rewards of providing water to an entire village.
You can ask us to share the pictures/videos of the hand pumps especially installed with your/loved one’s name. We would be happy to do so.
Even if you cannot sponsor a hand pump on your own, you can
contribute whatever amount is convenient
to you and be a part of this great deed.