In just 2 weeks, Snow Leopard Trust supporters have raised $11,830 for our partner communities in Pakistan that were devastated by recent floods! The money will be used to restore drinking water supplies in several villages in Chitral and Gilgit Baltistan and to repair damaged homes.
Khurshid Ali Shah, who heads our local field office in Chitral, has written to donors personally and told them that they’ve brought smiles back to local children’s faces.
Thanks to these urgently needed funds, the communities will get to work as soon as possible to install new pipes and restore the water supply to their villages.
Clean water will help them in many ways – for drinking, of course, but also to irrigate crops, orchards and fruit farms.
Not only will this rapid and generous aid bring relief to the flood-stricken people of Chitral and Gilgit, it will also once again highlight the importance of snow leopard conservation in the region and bring respect for this elusive creature and those that work to protect it.
Thank you very much for being such a big part of this!