THAR DESERT (Pakistan)

THAR DESERT (Pakistan)

The Thar Desert, Pakistan has a population density of 83 people per sq.km and is the most densely populated desert in the world. The report states 38.8% of Pakistan’s population lives in poverty. A majority of the rural population (54.6%) lives in acute poverty. Grinding poverty and lack of development fuel child labor, illiteracy on massive scales. One in every six girl's’ death is due to gender discrimination, 3 lakhs more girls than boys die every year. 53% of girls in the age group of 5-9 years are illiterate. The Gross National Income per capita is only $5,031 and the expected years of schooling is miserably low at 8.1 years. Pakistan is among the 10 countries where most urban dwellers lack access to safe and private toilets or water 60% of the Pakistan’s population that is currently living in below the national poverty line. Our AIM Foundation has built over 150 toilets and bore wells to stop open defecation and lack of clean drinking water that causes severe life threatening diseases. 783 million people do not have access to clean and safe water worldwide. 1 out of every 5 deaths of children under 5 is due to a water related disease. Our AIM’s goal is to build 500 toilet-shower stations, 1000 bore wells and offer training in schools and villages on hygiene to control disease.
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