Give your Zakat: Pakistan Project (Muzaffargarh)

Together, we will bring clean water and decent sanitation and handwashing facilities to families living in Muzaffargarh District, Pakistan. In areas worst hit by climate change, you will help change the lives of 15,000 people in ten communities, as well as 1,000 students in five schools.

Why support?

One in ten people in Pakistan don’t have clean water close to home. In Muzaffargarh District, climate change is making it even harder for people to get clean water.

Extreme weather like floods, droughts and heatwaves are becoming more common. Water sources dry up, others become contaminated making people sick, water pumps and toilets get damaged, and people’s livelihoods are destroyed. Mothers have no option but give their children dirty water to drink. Doctors are unable to wash their hands between treatments. Children are missing vital time at school because they are sick. Without clean water, the most vulnerable communities are unable to break free from poverty.

What will you be funding?

Together, we will bring clean water and decent sanitation and handwashing facilities to families living in Muzaffargarh District, Pakistan. In areas worst hit by climate change, you will help change the lives of 15,000 people in ten communities, as well as 1,000 students in five schools.

Together, we will:

  • Reach at least 15,000 people in ten communities with new water filtration systems and hygiene education.

  • Work in five schools, reaching 1,000 students with new water, sanitation and hygiene facilities.

The impact you can have

Muhammad Abdullah is an Imam at the Mosque in the village of Jaday Wala, Muzaffargarh. The community used to have water shortage issues, meaning long walks to other water sources. But now, thanks to Zakat donations, the construction of a water filtration plant in the village means that he and his family have access to the clean water they need, whenever they need it. Muhammad is so pleased with the new filtration plant, explaining “water is a basic and absolute element of life whose wise use is emphasised in Islamic teachings as well.”

26-year-old Imam Muhammad Abdullah performs ablution before Asar prayers at a hand-pump in his home in Muzaffargarh District, Pakistan.
26-year-old Imam Muhammad Abdullah performs ablution before Asar prayers at a hand-pump in his home in Muzaffargarh District, Pakistan.
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