Community members in Karachi took an initiative to supply clean and fresh water to rural and other areas most affected by the inaccessibility of water. As part of the global Project Rise initiative, two tankers carrying 1500 gallons of water each continue to supply water to these areas on a daily basis. The service commenced in November 2019 and in the course of ten months, more than 750,000 gallons of water have been provided to those most in need. Even during Covid-19 lockdowns in the city, community members continued the practice of delivering fresh water in full compliance with safety guidelines and regulations. In order to maintain hygiene and thwart the spread of Covid-19, the need for clean water has become all the more pressing.
An estimated 780 million people across the world mostly in rural areas still do not have access to clean water and sanitation which is why the provision of clean water and sanitation has been highlighted as one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals the United Nations strives to achieve by 2030.
During one of his recents visits to the city, His Holiness Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS highlighted the need for sustainable living and urged community members to work towards environmentally conscious practices. He guided the community to expend all necessary efforts in ensuring that access to basic necessities such as clean water, nutrition and sanitation are available not just to community members but all the citizens of Pakistan.