Press Release


Friday, July 7th, 12:05 pm

Our AIM Foundation: Transforming Lives through WASH Projects

Dunedin US – July 7th 2023 / Our AIM Foundation /

As a recipient of the prestigious Global Water Award, Our AIM Foundation (OAF) continues to make a significant impact by providing access to clean water and improved sanitation to communities in need.

In collaboration with multiple esteemed partners, including Bread & Water for Africa and our dedicated Angel Donors, OAF has successfully improved the lives of over 135,000 individuals through the implementation of newly built facilities in 2022 alone. With an unwavering commitment to eradicating multigenerational poverty, OAF executes over 50 water and sanitation projects annually across South Asia and Africa.

These transformative projects serve as community hubs and lifelines, creating opportunities for growth, development, and empowerment. By providing dignified sanitation solutions and promoting proper hygiene practices, OAF not only reduces the risk of waterborne diseases but also improves overall community health.

However, their journey to create lasting change and reach those in need is far from over. Let’s shine a light on two communities that are currently grappling with severe water scarcity and inadequate sanitation facilities, where OAF aims to bring hope and transformation.

Pakistan: Enhancing Lives through Water Filtration

In the village of Umar Unar Khemchand, located in Pakistan, over 22,000 residents have endured the hardships of water scarcity for decades. The lack of access to safe and clean drinking water has resulted in a high prevalence of waterborne diseases, such as cholera, typhoid, and diarrhea. These diseases have had a devastating impact on the community, leading to high rates of illness, death, and economic loss.

OAF is determined to change this reality by implementing a comprehensive solution. Through the construction of a state-of-the-art water filtration plant, OAF will bring clean water to the village, significantly improving the lives of its residents. The plant will be equipped with a variety of features to ensure that the water is safe to drink, including a sand filter, a chlorine disinfection system, and a UV treatment system.

In addition to providing clean water, the plant will also create employment opportunities for local community members who will be involved in its operation and maintenance. This will help to boost the local economy and improve the lives of even more people.

OAF has implemented various other water and sanitation projects throughout Pakistan as well. These initiatives encompass the construction of wells, rainwater harvesting systems, and improved sanitation facilities, further contributing to the overall well-being of communities.

Malawi: Nurturing Hope in 10+ Vulnerable Villages

Malawi is a country highly impacted by climate change, and as a result, many communities are facing a severe water scarcity crisis. In more than 10 villages across the country, communities struggle daily to access clean water due to the adverse effects of climate change, such as droughts and floods. This has exacerbated their vulnerability and hindered progress in areas such as education, health, and economic development.

OAF recognizes the urgency of addressing this critical issue and is working diligently to bring hope and transformation to these affected communities. By implementing innovative solutions such as the construction of borewells and sanitation facilities, OAF aims to enhance access to clean water, improve sanitation practices, and combat waterborne diseases.

Notably, in the region of Mkanda, a Traditional Authority in the Mchinji District, OAF’s efforts have already yielded remarkable results. Through the establishment of a water well and the provision of sanitation facilities, the health and overall well-being of the community have significantly improved, making a tangible difference in their lives.

The lasting impact of OAF’s work in the communities will be felt for generations to come. The provision of clean water will lead to a decrease in the incidence of waterborne diseases, which will improve the health and well-being of the community. The construction of sanitation facilities will help to improve hygiene practices and prevent the spread of disease. And the establishment of a community hub will provide a space for people to gather, learn, and grow.

OAF’s work in Pakistan and Malawi is just a small example of the lasting impact that the organization is having on the lives of people around the world. By providing access to clean water and improved sanitation, OAF is helping to create healthier, more prosperous communities. And by empowering people to take ownership of their own water and sanitation systems, OAF is helping to build a more sustainable future for all.

Challenges and Solutions

OAF encounters several challenges in its mission to provide clean water and sanitation:

Water scarcity: Climate change has exacerbated water scarcity in South Asia, and Malawi, hampering access to clean water and increasing the risk of waterborne diseases.

Poverty: Widespread poverty makes it difficult for individuals to afford clean water and sanitation services.

Lack of awareness: Limited knowledge about the significance of clean water and sanitation practices can lead to the use of unsafe water sources and poor hygiene habits.

OAF addresses these challenges through the following strategies:

Collaboration with local communities: OAF actively engages with local communities to understand their specific needs and develop tailored solutions.

Education and awareness: OAF promotes education and awareness campaigns to emphasize the importance of clean water and sanitation, educating communities about the hazards of waterborne diseases and the implementation of proper hygiene practices.

Engagement with governments: OAF collaborates with governments to advocate for policies that prioritize access to clean water and sanitation. This includes advocating for the development of water infrastructure and subsidies for these services.

Our Aim Foundation (OAF) envisions a future where access to clean water and sanitation is a reality for all communities in Pakistan, South Asia, and Malawi. Building upon its successful projects and ongoing efforts, OAF strives to achieve lasting impact through the following future prospects:

Looking Ahead

OAF aims to expand its reach and impact by implementing water and sanitation projects in more communities in need. By identifying areas with high water scarcity and inadequate sanitation facilities, OAF plans to extend its support and transform the lives of a larger population.

The importance of sustainable solutions and community involvement is a large focus of OAF. Moving forward, OAF will focus on building the capacity of local communities, empowering them to take ownership of water and sanitation initiatives. This approach ensures the long-term sustainability of projects and enables communities to address future challenges effectively.

With climate change posing a significant threat to water resources, OAF is committed to integrating climate change adaptation strategies into its projects. This includes implementing water conservation measures, promoting rainwater harvesting techniques, and exploring innovative solutions to mitigate the impact of climate change on water availability.

Lastly, OAF plans to continue engaging with policymakers to bring about systemic change. By advocating for policies that prioritize clean water and sanitation, OAF aims to create an enabling environment for sustainable water management and improved access to sanitation services.

A Lasting Impact

Through their initiatives, OAF significantly reduces the incidence of waterborne diseases and improves overall health and well-being in the communities it serves. This, in turn, leads to increased productivity, reduced healthcare costs, and improved quality of life.

Access to clean water and sanitation plays a crucial role in poverty reduction. OAF’s initiatives contribute to poverty alleviation by addressing one of the key factors that perpetuate poverty cycles. By reducing water-related diseases and improving hygiene practices, OAF empowers communities to lead healthier lives and pursue economic opportunities.

OAF’s projects prioritize the inclusion and empowerment of marginalized groups, including women and girls. By providing access to clean water and sanitation facilities, OAF enables women and girls to spend less time fetching water, pursue education and economic activities, and actively participate in decision-making processes within their communities.

Lastly, OAF places importance on promoting sustainable water management practices, such as rainwater harvesting and conservation. By raising awareness about the importance of preserving water resources, OAF contributes to environmental sustainability and encourages communities to adopt responsible water usage habits.

Through the tireless efforts of Our Aim Foundation, countless lives in Pakistan, South Asia, and Malawi have been positively transformed. By providing access to clean water and sanitation, OAF has improved health outcomes, reduced poverty, and fostered sustainable development. By supporting OAF through donations, volunteering, or spreading awareness, individuals can contribute to this noble cause and help shape a brighter future for millions of people in need.