Name of Project: Installation of 44 Deep Hand pumps in 17 villages of District Umerkot

Brief Description:

AWARE is working in Thar Desert as well as water scarce area of District Umerkot, so for area of operation in Umerkot Tehsil a household level survey was conducted in 42 villages. In the light of that survey possible option to quench the thirst was identified; handpumps easy to operate and maintain. After searching for potential donors, TVO was contacted and after a correspondence of around one year AWARE was awarded by said project. This is implemented under participatory approach and remained successful.


44 hand pumps have been installed

In project area 20 VDCs formed

More than 400 plants of different species planted nearby Handpumps

Awareness raising on health & hygiene and water conservation activities done

Duration: June 2008 started and completed in December 2008

Partners: Community & AWARE

Location: 20 villages of UC Khejrari, Umerkot-II & Mir Digoo

Funding Source: Trust for Voluntary Organizations (TVO)



Water Aid & Sukar Foundation has aapreciated work of AWARE for working on water sector in Thar especially on cost effective desalination and defluoridation work in backward area.

Nutirtion Kits Provided by Engro Polymer

Engro Polymer has provided nutrition kits for poor people of Thar under its corporate social responsibility. These kits are for growing vegetables at household level. AWARE has installed kists in identified peoples homes (village Charnore & Tardos) in Thar.

Goats for Widows

With support for philinthropists goats will be provided to widows of village Wawri, Tehsil Chachro of Tharparkar. Gaots are being provided as a source of sustainable livelihood.

Medical Study of Flurosis effected Tharis launched on 30 March 2010

Dow Medical University Karachi and AWARE conducted a medical Study of Flurosis effected Tharis and this has been rolled out on on mrach 30 2010 at Dow Medical University Karachi. Scholars had highlight the health affects of contaminated underground water on people of Thar. Mr. Nisar Khuhro Speaker Sindh Assembly presided over the event.

More Windmills for Thar

Support for more 03 windmills has been received. Out these three windmills two will be for drinking water purposes and one for kitchen gardening and efficient irrigation system in Thar. The support has been extended by three philanthropists.

Livelihood for Poor Thari

For support of a group of poorer of poor AWARE has received an amount of Rs.50,000/= from philanthropist. The amount will be utilized for purchasing hens/chickens for a group of 10 people and also 10 nutrition kits are proposed to provide for growing vegetables in backyard of home.

Relief Activities for Fire Victims

AWARE Disaster Response Team mobilized resources for fire victims of village Charnore, Tehsil Chachro. Food items, bedding and crockery has been provided to victims. On call of AWARE handsome amount in cash has been recievd and that will be utilized for rehabilitation purposes. With support of AWARE, newspapers and TV channels reported the incident. AWARE Team also conducted assessment of damages.