Introduction To Rawap
Water is a valuable gift of God which has been given prime importance in the Holy Quran. It is one of the three important things that every human is blessed with freely: grasses providing pasture for cattle, water, and fire without which existence of life on earth is impossible.
In Pakistan, 38.5 million people have no access to clean and safe drinking water and its shortage is proliferating quickly. Pakistan was a water rich country just a few decades ago; however, a recent World Bank Report mentioned that Pakistan is now among the 17 countries that are currently facing water shortage.
Seeing all these unending and intricately interwoven problems, RAWAP has been founded for addressal and resolution of water management challenge in rural areas. RAWAP aims at delivery of welfare and clean water to the rural areas. It is committed to reducing the water problems of the rural areas and to make their lives easier.
In addition to so many other inadequacies in our rural areas, water availability remains the major concern. The communities still have to manage their survival either on poor quality water or they have to travel miles to fetch a little quantity of water. Other than drinking water, sufficient availability for agriculture and livestock is also a matter of concern. The governments of the country have failed badly to provide clean drinking water to the rural communities so far. The gravity of the matter has reached a stage wherein non-governmental organizations need to play their role in improving water status of the rural areas.
Rural Areas Water Association Pakistan
A Public-supported, non-Profit organization set up under Section 42 of the Companies Act, 2017. Rural Areas Water Association Pakistan was established in 2017. It has earned a resonating reputation within no time for its qualified leadership and performance oriented approach.
The Rural Areas Water Association recognizes the importance of water for the poor. Accessible domestic water supplies, even if shared by a large number of households, can make more and better-quality water available for family needs, reduce female drudgery and slash the incidence of debilitating water-borne diseases. In fact, studies have found that water supplies are often at the top of the list of what the rural poor ask for themselves. Many villages in the rural areas of Pakistan still lack even a communal well with a hand pump. There are some cases that well is installed but the hand pump has been broken for years, and people have returned to their original and often remote water sources. Inadequate access to domestic water is particularly difficult for women and girls.