Poor Pakistan villages get clean water thanks to Hartlepool residents

A water well in a poverty-struck area of Pakistan - donated by the people of Hartlepool
A water well in a poverty-struck area of Pakistan - donated by the people of Hartlepool

POVERTY-STRICKEN people in extremely poor villages in Pakistan can drink and use clean water from newly installed pumps - thanks partly to the generosity of Hartlepool residents.

Sarah Gate, 25, featured in the Mail when she appealed for help in a campaign to raise cash to build the wells and pumps in desperate areas in the country.

A water well in a poverty-struck area of Pakistan - donated by the people of Hartlepool

A water well in a poverty-struck area of Pakistan - donated by the people of Hartlepool

And now the former Manor College of Technology student, who works for Human Relief Foundation, has expressed her delight at the news that hand pumps have been installed in poverty-hit villages in Pakistan, funded by the kind-hearted support of people in the town.

Sarah, who lived in the Bishop Cuthbert area of Hartlepool before moving to Bradford to work for the charity, said: “It is absolutely fantastic to be able to see these photographs and the way they are helping people overseas.

“They will benefit thousands of people over 20 years.

“I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who donated.

“We have done something amazing for people who have nothing and everyone should feel really proud of themselves.”

Anyone who wants to raise funds for the charity’s water well project, who will receive photographs of their projects, should email Sarah at sarah@hrf.co.uk