Project Pakistan

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This month marks the anniversary of the devastating floods in Pakistan


Christian Troy and Jordan Tappis revisit Pakistan on behalf of Waves For Water.

Pakistan’s floods of Summer 2010 were rated by the United Nations as the greatest humanitarian crisis that the UN has ever faced. And although it measured such magnitude, the disaster went largely unnoticed by the international community.

The UN expressed concern that aid was not arriving fast enough, and the World Health Organization reported that ten million people were forced to drink unsafe water.

Waves For Water responded. We overlooked the politics and the threats and focused on the human crisis. Within a month, we raised funds, shipped water filtration systems, and arrived in Pakistan to find partners in country to combine efficiencies for optimizing distribution of clean water to those in need.

Pakistan Demo

Christian Troy gives a demo on water filter installation

 

Distributing water filtration systems in the rural Layyah District of Punjab, Pakistan

Distributing water filtration systems in the rural Layyah District of Punjab, Pakistan

 

One of our Water Filters in use

Waves For Water filtration system in use

 

A Pakistani farmer drinks clean water to the last drop before he raises his dry tin cup and smiles

A Pakistani farmer drinks clean water to the last drop before he raises his dry tin cup and smiles

 

A couple of beneficiaries acknowledge the camera after the one on the left recited an original poem of gratitude

A couple of beneficiaries acknowledge the camera after the one on the left recited an original poem of gratitude

 

As it turns out, any other color bucket may have just blended in—

As it turns out, any other color bucket may have just blended in—

 

These two bespectacled brothers left us with an indelible image of radiant, red buckets being carried off into the farmers' fields

These two bespectacled brothers left us with an indelible image of radiant, red buckets being carried off into the farmers' fields

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