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Thirst Relief – Hafeez Bibi
December 11, 2018

Hafeez Bibi and Abdul Majeed are a married couple living in the village of Mirani in Punjab Pakistan. Living in desperate conditions with two children as well as grandparents under the same roof, the only income in the household comes from Abdul who works as a daily laborer.
With no water for drinking, cooking and domestic use readily available, Hafeez along with her children would spend the majority of the morning fetching water from the nearby hospital. The Hospital is only open for water collection between 8am and 2pm daily. In between ensuring that there is enough water to run her household, Hafeez needs to take care of the needs of her children as well as her elderly parents.
With there often not being enough clean water to go around, Hafeez’s children frequently fell ill and the little income they did have went to food and medication.
With there never being any money left to save up, the thought of a water hand pump at home did not even occur to Hafeez and Abdul.
Upon considering financial conditions and health and safety issues Hafeez and Abdul were identified as potential beneficiaries for the installation of a hand pump in her house through Village Defense Committee (VDC) and selected through a careful selection process managed by Penny Appeal as implementing partner.
After Penny Appeal and VDC installed the hand pump, Hafeez and Abdul were given a tutorial on how utilise the pump adequately as well as a tutorial on hand washing and general house hold hygiene. Now with life sustaining water in her home, Hafeez can focus on what is most important, raising her children and taking care of her parents and husband.

On the gift of a water pump Hafeez Bibi had this to say: “My family is very happy to have water at our house. We are very thankful to Penny Appeal for donating us this water facility. My family and children are drinking safe water. Before the installation of this water facility, at day time we used to bring water from the hospital but in evening the hospital has to close. I used to bring water from neighbors. It was very difficult for me to fetch water from the houses of others especially at night. My family is very poor and we cannot afford to install a hand pump with our own resources. Now I will send my children to school for studies and I have time to care for my children. “
On the gift of a water pump, Abdul Majeed the husband of Hafeez Bibi had this to say: “I monitored all the process of installation, the hand pump is installed at the depth of 60 feet and quality of work was excellent. My younger child remains ill due to unhealthy water. Now she is fine and her health is improving day by day. This water facility is changing our lives. We have started some savings for our future. We will educate our children. We are happy and thankful to the village committee, Youth Educational Foundation and Penny Appeal that has provided us water at our door step.”

Hafeez Bibi and Abdul Majeed are a married couple living in the village of Mirani in Punjab Pakistan. Living in desperate conditions with two children as well as grandparents under the same roof, the only income in the household comes from Abdul who works as a daily laborer.
With no water for drinking, cooking and domestic use readily available, Hafeez along with her children would spend the majority of the morning fetching water from the nearby hospital. The Hospital is only open for water collection between 8am and 2pm daily. In between ensuring that there is enough water to run her household, Hafeez needs to take care of the needs of her children as well as her elderly parents.
With there often not being enough clean water to go around, Hafeez’s children frequently fell ill and the little income they did have went to food and medication.
With there never being any money left to save up, the thought of a water hand pump at home did not even occur to Hafeez and Abdul.
Upon considering financial conditions and health and safety issues Hafeez and Abdul were identified as potential beneficiaries for the installation of a hand pump in her house through Village Defense Committee (VDC) and selected through a careful selection process managed by Penny Appeal as implementing partner.
After Penny Appeal and VDC installed the hand pump, Hafeez and Abdul were given a tutorial on how utilise the pump adequately as well as a tutorial on hand washing and general house hold hygiene. Now with life sustaining water in her home, Hafeez can focus on what is most important, raising her children and taking care of her parents and husband.

On the gift of a water pump Hafeez Bibi had this to say: “My family is very happy to have water at our house. We are very thankful to Penny Appeal for donating us this water facility. My family and children are drinking safe water. Before the installation of this water facility, at day time we used to bring water from the hospital but in evening the hospital has to close. I used to bring water from neighbors. It was very difficult for me to fetch water from the houses of others especially at night. My family is very poor and we cannot afford to install a hand pump with our own resources. Now I will send my children to school for studies and I have time to care for my children. “
On the gift of a water pump, Abdul Majeed the husband of Hafeez Bibi had this to say: “I monitored all the process of installation, the hand pump is installed at the depth of 60 feet and quality of work was excellent. My younger child remains ill due to unhealthy water. Now she is fine and her health is improving day by day. This water facility is changing our lives. We have started some savings for our future. We will educate our children. We are happy and thankful to the village committee, Youth Educational Foundation and Penny Appeal that has provided us water at our door step.”

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