Mr. Muhammad Gul, 70, lives in the village of Kakar kally, KPK Province. Muhammad has a household comprised of 11 people; 2 elderly people and 9 children, with 4 of them being disabled and needing special assistance. With a low income and living under desperate circumstances with such a large family, times have been difficult for Muhammad and his family.
Muhammad and his family do not have clean water readily available for drinking, cooking and cleaning both themselves and their household. The family collects water from distance of almost 300 meters away from their home which is laborious, unsafe and time consuming. The water that is collected has to be boiled and cooled before use and even then, people in the community frequently fall sick from the use of this water. The labor-intensive task of water collection is left to the female members of the family who go to great lengths, including risking their own personal safety and security
Muhammad and his family are also faced with the challenge of education for the children as the schools in the area are not disabled friendly.
Muhammad and his family were identified through VDC and Salik Development Foundation as eligible beneficiaries for the installation of a hand pump in their home. Following the installation Salik Development Foundation conducted a health and hygiene tutorial with the family as well as answered any questions they had.