Clean water means Dignity
As I walk down a busy street in Karachi and sip a cup of Chai tea while soaking in the city’s sights and sounds, I appreciate the country of my heritage, a nation with a rich history and culture.
Yet, as I travel throughout this country, I reflect on the scarcity of water in the lives of the average person and how this scarcity has made it more difficult for many people who live in this country to live with dignity.
In Tharparkar, Pakistan, one of the most arid places on earth, families lack access to this precious resource for cooking, washing and basic hygiene. This translates into people, especially young women and girls, having to walk for miles to retrieve a single bucket of water from a community well. They are prone to all sorts of dangers during this long journey.
Due to the essential nature of water in our lives, I am proud to work as Vice Chair of an organization that strives to help vulnerable people gain better access to this crucial resource.
On May 20th, join us for our Dignity Walk as we unite to support the dignity of all people.
IDRF Vice Chair