Local program helps bring fresh water to villages in rural PakistanOzark Radio News

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West Plains, Mo. – A local non-profit group seeks to bring life-changing water to rural villages in Pakistan. The Nehemiah Trust Pakistan Hand Water Pump Project seeks to raise $13,000 to install 150 hand water pumps in villages across Pakistan. Access to clean water is a major cause of health problems and deaths in the country.

According to project information, impure water causes 40% of deaths in Pakistan every year. About 62% of the urban population and 84% of the rural population in Pakistan do not treat their water, resulting in more than 100 million cases of diarrheal disease recorded in hospitals, with 40% of deaths attributed to drinking water. polluted water. A survey estimates that each year nearly 53,000 Pakistani children die of bacterial diarrhea due to contaminated water.

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Each $600 donation enables the Nehemiah Trust Pakistan to place a hand-operated water pump in a village that will serve 80-100 people. To donate, visit West Plains Bank and Trust and inquire about Nehemiah Trust Pakistan Benefit Account. Learn more about the program at www.nehemiahteam.com or contact Anthony Priest at 417-293-5954

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