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Qambar-Shahdad Kot water project
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Hidaya's team for the first time entered district Shahdad Kot after cyclone/floods Yemyin in July 2007. Several relief and other long term projects were implemented. While executing its projects, Hidaya found that over 25% of the population was suffering from diseases such as hapetitis and other water borne diseases due to the fact that villages were drinking stagnant water from natural and man made ponds without any purification process in place.

Stagnant pond water used for drinking water at village Imdad PurStagnant pond water used for drinking at Village Imdad Pur
In early 2008, Hidaya took some water samples from existing water hand pumps. Hidaya also installed two water hand pumps as a test run. They soon realized that the gravity of the challenge is so big that even 150 to 200 water hand pumps may not make any impact, as the population of approximately 1.2 million is suffering due to the potable water crisis. These hand pumps generally dry out from March to June.

Hidaya team surveyed the area from june 9 to june 11 2008 and documentes a report on june 12th for their intial findings. InshaAllah, the intention is to involve knowledgeable consultants and come up with a plan which may change the destiny of people.


Qambar-Shahdad Kot potable water project survey and need identification report


Qambar-Shahdad Kot potable water project survey and need identification work plan


Qambar-Shahdad Kot water test report


Qambar-Shahdad Kot water hand pump installation report





Sitara-e-Isaar Awarded to Hidaya Foundation

The partner organization of Hidaya Trust, Hidaya Foundation was awarded Sitara-i-Eisaar (Star of Sacrifice) by the Government of Pakistan, in recognition of the results-oriented relief efforts of both the organizations during the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan. It was awarded during a special ceremony held at the Embassy of Pakistan in Washington, DC.

In Keeping with our commitment to the communities in which Hidaya Trust operates, it hires its work force as an equal opportunity employer.  It means that employment decisions are based on merit and business needs and not on race, color, status in the society, ancestry, sex, age, religion, creed and marital status.