Tharparkar - Thar - The One Plate Project

Give Sadqa E Jariya For Those Who Have Passed Away By Installing Hand Pumps For Water-Deprived People

Partial Funding This campaign will collect all funds raised by Dec 21, 2022 11:45 AM.

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The infinite area of sand… as far as the eye can see…
The sand feels hot through your shoes, and the sun makes it unbearable to keep your eyes open…
The air is so hot, it burns your skin…
There is no shade to be found unless you go inside one of those huts made of dried bushes and branches…
Your mouth and throat feel dry…
The thirst feels like thorns in your throat…
All you need is water…
Even a sip of water is worth a treasure in such a situation…
And, that is exactly what you don’t have for miles around you:
water
Clean sparkling water becomes your goal… your dream… your survival…
How difficult would such a day be?
What if we tell you that people live their entire lives in such miserable conditions…
They live without easy access to water and have to walk hours to get some of it for drinking and washing.
This is how people live in most villages in Thar…
Their lives revolve around water…

A population of 1.6 million people is living without access to clean, fresh, drinkable water in the extremely hot desert…

Every year, they see hundreds of their children, pregnant women,elderly, and animals die of thirst, malnourishment, and water-borne diseases…

But they are unable to help their dying loved ones…
What can they help these poor, sick people with?
Dirty, diseased water?
They need a helping hand to take them out of these traps of…
Poverty
Diseases
Deaths
Laxmi – a middle-aged woman, in a colorful outfit with white plastic bangles reaching upto her elbows – can amazingly balance a heavy water claypot on her head and walk 3 hours every day to bring water for her family and livestock.
It isn’t only the fetching that is exhausting, pulling out water from the water well requires every ounce of her strength…
And she tried to bring 10 – 12 liters of water, like her fellow women.
Laxmi knows that consuming water stored in such containers can cause diseases…
And who would know this better than Laxmi?!
Laxmi had 11 children.
But, only 6 are alive.
She lost 5 children to malnourishment and water-borne diseases.
She has no other option…
If it is to choose between death due to thirst or death due to disease, she has to make a hard choice…
…with less immediate dangers…
And, she chose to spend her time, her strength, and her life to increase the chances of survival for her family…

We, however, can help Laxmi save her family, give her relief, and give them all a chance at better lives.

Water Can Change Lives In Thar

Did you know that Thar becomes full of greenery every time it rains?
Thar is a fertile desert…
…which means, if there is sufficient water, they can grow their crops and do agriculture.
Their crops can make them not only self-sufficient in food, but also improve their financial conditions and overall quality of life…
The better economic conditions will allow their children to pursue education, too…

The only problem is that rainfall is rare…
…and unreliable…

The desert of Thar faces severe water scarcity because it relies on rainfall…
If we join hands, Thar can see a better future…
We all can change the lives of millions…

…one deep-well water hand pump at a time.

Thar: A Graveyard of Hand Pumps

An ordinary hand pump can be installed within a few days… because it is dug down to only 50 to 70 feet deep…
Most of the water-scarce villages in Thar have such low underground water levels that with 80 feet, the hand pump fails to bring up water after a few weeks or months…
That is why, Thar is sometimes called a “graveyard of hand pumps.”

Ek Plate Biryani aims for longer-lasting solutions:
Deep-Well Hand Pumps

Hand Pumps To Last 15 - 20 Years: Hows & Whys?

A deep-well hand pump goes down to about 150 feet deep…
Hand pumps with such depth easily cater to most areas with water scarcity.
These hand pumps work well in most of the Thar villages and last long.
We ensure longevity of hand pumps by providing the locals with the tools and training to repair and maintain the hand pump.
Our team visits the hand pump sites on a regular basis to check up on the proper functioning and to make sure that the villagers are not facing any issues.
These hand pumps stand out with some great benefits:
  • Fresh water within their village
  • Last about 15 to 20 years
  • Good for 250 – 400 people
  • Increase food production
  • Saves 3 to 5 hours each day for the women
  • Sufficient for about 800 animals
  • Help reduce deaths (due to diseases) by 40%

Sadqa E Jariya With The Best Form Of Charity

These two hadiths tell us the best ongoing charity.
Donating a deep-well water hand pump, which will last for years to come, will keep adding to your good deeds for years.
InshaAllah.

Sending Blessings & Rewards To Late Loved Ones

The best way to express our love to our late loved ones is by doing charity on their behalf…
The rewards of which will be cherished by them more than anything else…
And, what’s better than donating sadqa-e-jariya on their behalf with the best form of charity?

You can donate a hand pump in their name to honor their memory and send them rewards that will continue for years!
InshaAllah

Ek Plate Biryani -- An Organization Created To Help YOU Reach Out To Those In Need

Ek Plate Biryani is the brainchild of a handful of us Canadian residents who wanted to give back to society.
We knew so many in the world are suffering. And, we wanted to help them.
When we set out to donate, we didn’t know who to trust. Most of the organizations did not offer enough proof.
There, we decided to go the extra mile and create a platform where anyone from any part of the world can help the needy…
Ek Plate Biryani is a registered Not-For-Profit Organization based in Canada and operating in Pakistan and Bangladesh on a regular basis.
Our team includes a number of trained, professional, and honest operation managers and quality control managers, along with several volunteers.
We aim to help people in every possible way. So far, we have the following projects under our belt:
Laxmi – a middle-aged woman, in a colorful outfit with white plastic bangles reaching upto her elbows – can amazingly balance a heavy water claypot on her head and walk 3 hours every day to bring water for her family and livestock.
  • Ek Plate Biryani distributes ration packages containing full month’s grocery door-to-door in underprivileged areas regularly.
  • We provide fresh, ready-to-eat meals for needy individuals. Over the last year, we have distributed food to 700,000 people.
  • Our team has installed 18 hand pumps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, for the Rohingya community.
  • In Thar, Pakistan, we have installed 194 hand pumps to cope with water shortages.
  • We help a street school in Karachi with healthy breakfast and lunches for students.
  • We have donated dialysis machines to SIUT, Pakistan’s best urology center.
All this was possible because of your help.
In our setup, every penny is accounted for. We ensure you receive the proof whenever you need them.

This organization has been built for YOU. Where you can come
forward to improve the conditions of your fellow beings.

This time, we are working to raise funds for hand pumps in Thar.

Our team at Ek Plate Biryani has decided to help as many of them as possible by installing hand pumps.
So far, with Allah’s help, we have successfully installed 231 handpumps in different villages across Thar… which means thousands of people already have easy access to clean water.
But, this is not enough.
Hundreds of thousands are still waiting.
We want to install hand pumps in the villages still waiting for water.
These hand pumps will allow them easy access to clean water in their own village for years to come.
InshaAllah.
You can join this movement by donating money and spreading the word.
To ensure 100% transparency, we take pictures and videos of the projects for proof and send them to individual donors. They are also shared on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok as needed.
The rest can be shared with you upon request.
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We share pictures of our work on social media for those who want to have a look before donating to our causes.

Get Your Hand Pump Installed In Just A Few
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Frequently Asked Questions

 
    1. Can I donate for a hand pump in installments? Yes, you may donate $100/month for 10 months. You can do so here: https://epb.ekplatebiryani.com/thar-donation-monthly
 
    1. How can I be sure that the donation is going to the right place? Once the hand pump is done, we send out pictures, videos, and location details to the donors who donate for a full hand pump. The rest are posted on our social media.
 
    1. Do you have any strategy to ensure that the hand pump will last long? We provide tools and training to the locals for maintenance and repair of the hand pumps. Also, our team visits regularly to ensure the functionality.
 
  1. I am unable to donate for a full hand pump. Can I donate a small amount?You can donate the amount convenient to you. The small amounts are all gathered for communal hand pump installations from the EPB donors.

Give Sadaqa Jariya For You & Your Loved Ones!

A deep-well hand pump in Thar will last 15 – 20 years inshaAllah and will give water to 250 to 400 people.
This water from your hand pump will also help them in more ways than just quenching thirst:
Your $1000 can save and change lives for good!
Ek Plate Biryani will send pictures and videos of the hand pump as well as the name of the village to individual hand pump donors.