Clean water means a bright future

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Thanks to Oxfam supporters, Miriam’s community in rural Zambia has clean, safe, water every single day.

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Let me tell you about the strong women I met in Zambia

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Let Oxfam Australia’s storyteller, Kate, tell you about the strong women she met in Zambia, and how they fight to keep cholera from taking their loved ones.

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Meet amazing Annie: she’s on a mission to save lives

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Annie is a beacon of hope in her community in Zambia. She’s on a mission to empower and educate her friends and neighbours about the dangers of deadly cholera.

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Melinda was diagnosed with cholera when she was eight months pregnant. Clean water and sanitation can help families in Zambia protect themselves from cholera.

Surviving cholera was an extra special Gift for Melinda

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Melinda and her family live in a town called John Laing in Lusaka, Zambia. She was nearly nine months pregnant when she went to a local clinic, thinking she was in labour. Once they ran some tests on her, however, Melinda was told something no pregnant woman would ever want to hear.

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A shaky arrival in Nepal

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Lives were lost, homes reduced to rubble, and livelihoods shattered — but Muna survived. And amid the chaos, she welcomed her second son into the world.

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Priscilla and her family are forced to drink contaminated water. Clean water and sanitation can help families in Zambia protect themselves from cholera.

When dirty water is your only option

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Many parents worry about the health and wellbeing of their precious children. But parents like Priscilla, have extra reason to worry — she has only dirty water to give to her children. But together, we can help change this.

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Clean water washes away a mother’s pain

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Dirty water, poor sanitation and unsafe hygiene practices have made life incredibly hard for generations of women like Nola. But we are committed to improving access to clean water and hygienic sanitation facilities for families in Papua New Guinea — and around the world.

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“We only need water”

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The water crisis in Nepal is so acute that in Darchula, a group of women came together to advocate for clean water to be brought to their village.

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The struggle for clean water — dispatch from Far West Nepal

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Oxfam’s Kate Bensen reports from the field in Far West Nepal, where nearly 3 in 4 people survive on dirty, unsafe water.

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Hira carries 50kg of water at a time

Strength is not optional for women like Hira

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Hira walks for 14 hours a day to collect water for her family — all because there is no clean water in her village.

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Nine months pregnant, Kiran carries heavy loads of water to survive

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Kiran, who is nine months pregnant, just wants her children to grow up healthy and strong. But she has no access to clean water and she must walk long distances to collect water from a dirty well.

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A lifetime spent searching for clean water

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In the remote mountains of Far West Nepal, women like Dhana have dedicated their entire lives to the relentless chore of finding water.

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Living, loving, laughing proof of human resilience

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With five grandchildren in her care, Zivei survived the worst of Zimbabwe’s drought with her spirit and humour intact.

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Through a Mother’s Eyes: Life in Nduta Refugee Camp

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The Nduta refugee camp in Tanzania is home to more than 55,000 personal stories of survival and hope. Godebrite’s remarkable story is one of them.

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Breaking the taboos around loos

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According to the UN, 2.4 billion people around the world struggling to stay well, keep their children alive and work their way to a better future – all for the want of a toilet.

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Carrying the weight of war: portraits along the road to Rubaya

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To survive, men, women and children transport goods along the dirt road carrying everything from coal to vegetables. Some people are walking for four days just to sell a bag of potatoes.

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They survived the violence, but they can’t survive without clean water

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“There is only one activity in the community — surviving.” Louise and her family escaped armed rebels, but now they face a new danger — deadly, dirty water.

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What a difference $1 makes

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Oxfam’s $1 Day is a new and exciting national fundraising event with the aim of raising $500,000 for clean water projects. $1 Day is officially on Tuesday 31 May, but you can get involved at any time throughout the month. Find out how.

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What does Oxfam Unwrapped mean for mums?

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No matter where you live, raising a family is a tough job. But if you’re a parent living in poverty, raising a family becomes more than a difficult task: it can test their very limits to survive.

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The benefits of clean water in 6 beautiful photos

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Oxfam is providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene education in some of the world’s poorest countries. In fact, it’s one of the things we do best. View six beautiful photographs that showcase the benefits of clean water after an emergency and in our long-term development work.

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Mariama lost her child due to malnutrition. A lack of clean water meant proper medical treatment could not be provided.

The difference between life and death

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Mariama lived through a mother’s worst nightmare. Now she lives with her grief — and the pain of knowing her daughter’s two short years were filled with sickness.

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When I grow up: a story of hope from the slums of Nairobi

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Victor wants to be a pilot, but without access to a clean toilet, he may never realise his ambition. This is the photo story of how one clever toilet is protecting children from disease, keeping kids in school, and changing the lives the people in the Mukuru slum in Kenya.

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What would you do if you were President for a day?

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Urban developments, otherwise known as slums, are quickly spreading across Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. With them comes a huge threat of disease and poverty for the hundreds of thousands of people who call the slums home. Read the stories of 10 kids from the Mukuru slum and their dreams for the future.

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Photo: Sam Tarling

The smart way to tackle poverty

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In the Mukuru slum in Nairobi, Kenya, Oxfam is working with our partner Sanergy to supply schools with Fresh Life toilets — providing a clean and sanitary environment for kids to go to the toilet. It sounds straight forward, but this ingenious invention is keeping kids in school, creating jobs and saving lives.

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