Bangladesh has made remarkable progress in supplying safe water to its citizens, yet serious disparities in coverage persist across both rural and urban areas. Nurun Nahar Begum lives in a slum which is situated at the center of Chittagong but people of this community are deprived of many basic services of a citizen in which water crisis is severe.This year they have identified water crisis as a main problem in the area and formulated an action plan to solve the water crisis and establishing safe water supply systems at their colony along with ActionAid .These Problems have been solved and about 490 people have been provided with safe drinking water from 100 families. Solving water crisis by their own initiative has inspired them very much and their spirit will lead them to go forward in future solving further problems .

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