Now, they face a new danger


The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been in armed conflict for 90 years. More than 10 rebel groups occupy the country and millions of lives have been lost. Louise’s family survived the conflict by hiding in the mountains

Then, disease came for them.

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“There were no services to help us – there was nothing there at all. It’s on the mountain that my family died. My first born died on Monday, the second on Tuesday, the third on Thursday and my husband on Sunday”. — Louise

They survived the violence. But they can’t survive without clean water.

Watch Louise’s incredible story of loss, strength and survival:

Louise now lives in a camp in Rubaya with her remaining children. Here, diseases like cholera are the biggest threat. But ever since Oxfam supporters helped build a water tank nearby, Louise knows she can keep her family safe.

“Water used to be a serious problem because there was only one stream … after some time Oxfam built us a tank and now water is in abundance so people no longer get sick”. — Louise.

Oxfam is supplying close to 38,000 people with water and sanitation services in the DRC. These essential services can be the difference between life and death.

You can help save lives in the DRC with clean water, sanitation and hygiene. Donate today to help families like Louise’s in their fight for survival.

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