Honor Your Late Loved Ones By Installing
Hand Pumps For Water-Deprived People


Partial Funding This campaign will collect all funds raised by April 30, 2024, 11:45 PM.

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To Realize Our Vision, We Have Partnered With

Every Year, Thousands of Children in Thar Die Due To Famine And Thirst.

Many of us have lost someone we have loved dearly…
We wish we could hear their voices and their laughter…
See their smiles…
Relive our precious moments with them…
Send them one more text message or make one more phone call …
Hug them one last time…
Tell them how much we miss them…
But we can’t.
…so we wait for all of us to meet in Heaven some day, inshaAllah… Until we meet them again, there are only a few things we can do for them.
We can:
  1. pray for them, 
  2. . do charity on their behalf to pay a tribute to them and send rewards their way

These are the only two things that give us solace…

A lot of us at Ek Plate Biryani have lost our people…
We know how it feels…
And that is exactly why this project was started…
…to honor our loved ones…
And to show our love to them in a way that would matter to them…

Let’s Extend A Hand To Those Who Need Help The Most

Thar is a huge desert with no natural source of water.
They live without easy access to water and have to walk hours to get some of it for drinking and washing.
Unsurprisingly, 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
  • Low quality of life

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 & Poverty: An Unseen Connection

When we say that Tharis do not have access to clean water, inadequate water for washing and drinking is only the tip of the iceberg.
This goes deeper and keeps them from ever seeing a good quality of life.
Unavailability of water keeps them in a constant state of poverty because no water means:
  • More time required to bring water from other areas
  • Less time for education and extra economic activities
  • Low agricultural growth
  • High rates of water-borne diseases from water stored for longer durations
  • High mortality rates due to low immunity and high prevalence of diseases

…and many other issues.

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 70 – 90 people every day
  • Increased food production
  • Saves 3 to 5 hours each day for the women
  • Sufficient for about 100 animals each day
  • Help reduce deaths and diseases by 40%

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…
Hence, Ek Plate Biryani came into being.
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:
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 353 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.
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.
You can check us out at:
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 Simple Steps

  • Donate
  • Mention name of the person you wish to give tribute to
  • Receive pictures and videos in 90-120 days

Yes, you may donate $100/month for 10 months. You can do so here: https://epb.ekplatebiryani.com/thar-donation-monthly

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.

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 and annual maintenance takes

You can donate any amount convenient to you. The small amounts are all gathered for communal hand pump installations from the EPB donors.

Your Everlasting Support

A deep-well hand pump in Thar will give water to 70 to 90 people for 15 to 20 years inshaAllah.
  • Education
  • Food and agriculture
  • Better physical and psychological health
  • Lowered diseases rates
  • Lowered death rates
  • Improved quality of life
Your $1200 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.

About Ek Plate Biryani

Ek Plate Biryani is a registered NGO based in Canada
We started out in 2019 to provide a platform to people from all around the world to help those in distress.
Initially, we began with feeding the vulnerable in Pakistan, but, over the time, we have expanded our domain of work in terms of services as well as area.
We are now operating in 5 countries: Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Philippines, and Uganda.
We provide proofs to our donors on our social media as well as privately, if requested.
Our teams are dedicatedly working to provide food, access to clean water, treatment solutions, education support, and aid in emergencies.

Our Vision

We envision a world without hunger… a planet where no one has to be uncertain about their primary needs.
A deep-well hand pump in Thar will give water to 70 to 90 people for 15 to 20 years inshaAllah.

Copper bucket
Donate $25 to pool in for the people of Thar to get sufficient clean water and save lives.


Silver Bucket
Your contribution of $50 will pool in to help us install a collective hand pump for Tharis to get clean water which is their basic right.


Gold Bucket
Help with $100 to pool in for a hand pump to bring fresh clean water to the desert area to save hundreds of lives.


Platinum Bucket
Your contribution of $250 will pool in to change the lives of hundreds of people by giving them access to clean water every day.


Share a hand pump
With $600, you can share a hand pump with another donor to help hundreds of drought-stricken people live healthy, normal lives!


Hand pump with your or your loved one’s name
Your $1200 will change the destiny of the people of Thar. This will be a charity that will continue to benefit these people for years.


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