The Emaan Foundation is delighted to announce that the first batch of LifeStraws have been delivered and distributed to the people of Pakistan by aid organisation, Human Appeal International.
The Appeal, to save and rebuild lives in the flood-stricken areas of Pakistan, was launched towards the end of September 2010.
Within four weeks of its launch, fundraising successfully topped the £40Kmark, which automatically gave the go ahead to purchase a batch of lifesaving and essential aid in the form of LifeStraws.
The LifeStraws come in two variations – Personal and Family.
The personal device is a hand held water purification tool that cleanses surface water and turns it into safe drinking water and lasts up to one year and the Family LifeStraw, which lasts for up to three years, works in a similar way to the Personal tool, but it is used as a static unit and is hung from above or attached to a wall.
Nas Khan, managing director of North East-based Jennings Motor Group, who was responsible for setting up the charity, said;
“In the early stages of setting up the charity, we teamed up with Human Appeal International, who agreed to distribute the aid on behalf of The Emaan Foundation and we are absolutely delighted that this aid has now been delivered directly to those who need it most.
“We are still focusing on achieving our ultimate goal, which is to raise £120K and will build a village consisting of 60 homes, livestock and a deep tube well for clean drinking water for the people of Rahim Yar Khan, south of Punjab in Pakistan. Fundraising for this, currently stands at £60K.”
If you would like to make a donation to The Emaan Foundation and contribute towards helping those in desperate need in Pakistan, please click on ‘make a donation’, or alternatively contact Bev Stephenson on 01642 209113.