WAFL – Wash for Life





Project Type: 
Humanitarian Aid › WASH
District Chitral, KP Province
Project Duration: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016 to Sunday, December 31, 2017
Completed (4 months No Cost Extension)
European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), Aga Khan Planning & Building Service Pakistan and YOU Foundation.
Project Description: 

Local Partner: HOPE’87 & AKPBS,P

Chitral experienced a heat wave in the last week of June and first week of July 2015, with temperatures rising to 42 degrees centigrade - an event which caused GLOFs as the mountainous region experienced heavy rains. A population of 37,148 was thus stranded without access for about 40 days. Clean drinking water, one of the major problems in district Chitral was assessed during needs assessment, has a clear link to shortcomings in water supply.


The proposed action aims to ensure timely and dignified access to sufficient and safe WASH services for populations threatened by on-going humanitarian crises and to increase their resilience to withstand water stress and shocks. The projects aims to address the humanitarian needs of disaster-affected villages in Chitral, by restoring damaged WASH services and ensuring adequate coverage of safe water supply in the target villages. The focus will be on rehabilitation and repair of existing WASH systems/facilities through in-kind transfers for water supply; and re-establish institutional, social, and organizational structures to manage these WASH services. The proposed action will focus on improving basic hygiene practices, increasing knowledge about the safe keeping of drinking water, main contamination reservoirs, as well as about routes and vectors in feco-oral transmission. The project will reduce the dependence of its target population, especially women, on unprotected and poor quality water sources. An instrumental component of the projects is its robust behavioural change communication strategy which will focus on a participative approach, and promote adequate health and hygiene practices in the target villages to improve communal health in the long-run.


The specific project results are:

·       Existing WASH services are rehabilitated /strengthened and basic social and

    organizational structures re-established/strengthened with enhanced resilience to    

    manage these WASH services