Muslim Aid Sri Lanka (MASL) has inked a partnership with Sabrina Yusoof Foundation (SYF) to provide potable water for vulnerable households in the East.
A MOU was signed between MASL and SYF to support the installation of an initial number of 500 pipe borne potable water connections in the Batticaloa district. These water connections are provided to women-headed and vulnerable families who do not have access to water connections due to their financial situation.
Since its inception, Muslim Aid has been providing potable water to vulnerable households and communities under its Water for Life (WFL) project through various avenues including mini water supply systems and permanent pipe borne potable water etc. Recently, MASL launched a water provision campaign that aims to provide 1,000 pipe borne potable water connections in the span of one year.
SYF was recently incorporated as a social service organisation in remembrance of Sabrina Yusoof’s dream to support the capacity of vulnerable women in society. One of the main objectives of the foundation is to facilitate women’s empowerment, focusing on mothers and working women and striving to alleviate poverty in Sri Lanka. Another objective of the foundation is to support environmental sustainability programs focused on water and reforestation initiatives.
Commenting on the initiative, the Country Director of Muslim Aid, Faizer Khan mentioned that through the increased access to water facilities, beneficiaries can use water for their daily hygiene and nutrition needs, as well as conduct home gardening activities through waste water.
Further, he mentioned that rural folks suffer the brunt of the current economic situation in the country, with the added burden of having to spend their meager daily wages to obtain a water connection for themselves and their families.
The CEO of SYF, Ms. Sarah Rahman, mentioned that they would be happy to work with Muslim Aid, which has years of on-the-ground experience and influence within target communities, to achieve the objectives of the SYF.
For further information about MASL’s water project please contact us on 0777522499