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OF ANJUMAN SAMAJI BEHBOOD
Samaji Behbood (ASB) is a community `-based organization in Pakistan that specializes
in water supply and sanitation. Numerous low-income communities, which are home
to blue-collar labor, lacked proper water supply and sanitation in Faisalabad.
Local community leaders lobbied the politicians for years for improved municipal
services. In return, they only received empty promises. Meanwhile, the size
and density of communities has increased. The lack of sanitation resulted in
streets filled with sewage and other waste. These unhygienic conditions were
more than just an eyesore. Poor sanitary conditions resulted in higher incidence
of disease. Women and children suffered the most because they spent the most
time in the unhygienic environment. The community relied on donkey carts to
supply water to the households.
Samaji Behbood (ASB) has helped launch a community-driven water supply and sanitation
program that has equipped 10,000 households in 85 communities. These households
have spent $0.72 million equivalent for better water supply and sanitation facilities.
few local leaders in the community of Daddiwala, Faisalabad, tried to attract
the attention of politicians to their plight. Their NGO, Anjuman Samaji Behbood
(ASB) aimed to promote social welfare in the localities it served. However,
for years, ASB confined its role to lobbying politicians.
ASB transformed itself to become an agent of change and has helped launch a
community-driven water supply and sanitation program that has equipped 10,000
households in 85 communities. These households have spent $0.72 million equivalent
for better water supply and sanitation facilities.