Humary Log writes...
"Could you walk 3 kilometers every morning just to get a cup of water?” Hamza Farrukh and his team are leading the way so that the poor in Pakistan don't have to answer that question.
Hamza began Bondh E Shams - The Solar Water Project
(please link page — https://www.facebook.com/bondheshams/) as a third year student at Williams College, USA in a fight to bring sustainable & clean water to Pakistani villages.
By enabling a maintenance-free and green source of water supply, his team has eased the daily pressure for water, reduced water-borne diseases like typhoid, improved the literacy rate (since Children
spend the day attending school instead of gathering water and positively impacted gender norms in the village by challenging regressive views (women
take leadership roles in maintaining the water pump and spend less of their day fetching water).
Their work won the international Davis Projects for Peace Prize in 2014, and was published by the Cornell Policy Review, interviewed by the Pakistan Television Corporation and FM 101 Channel Pakistan. The team made Pakistan proud this week when they won the 7th prize at an international social impact & non-profit competition in London!
At a time when Pakistan has been getting negative press, the Bondh-E-Shams team is busy making Pakistanis proud around the world, and showing true youth leadership.
Bondh-E-Shams currently serves ~5,000 people across two villages in Punjab, and want to expand to drier region in Baluchistan and Sindh next. Support their mission by checking out their work on their page or donate at their GoFundMe