In poor and remote communities, clean water is dangerously scarce and families must survive on dirty water.
There is no access to water in her village so she must trek across harsh terrain to reach a distant well. She also goes at night, braving icy temperatures, because the well is often empty during the day.
She makes several trips a day — each time hauling up to 50 litres in a container on her back.
The water from the well is dirty. But since there is no clean water where she lives, she has no other option.
Because families in Far West Nepal must drink dirty water to survive, they frequently fall ill from waterborne diseases like diarrhoea.
More than 92% of children aged under five get diarrhoea — for many, it can be life-threatening.
Til is a 60-year-old Nepali woman from Sindhupalchowk, a district located north-east of Kathmandu. Water had always been scarce in her village. As a young mother, she would trek to a distant water source to fill heavy pots with water for her family. But when the earthquake struck in 2015, her main source of water was ruined and she had to drink contaminated ground water.
Thanks to the generosity of people like you, Oxfam could give Til's village the materials and support they needed to install a water tap — and now clean water always flows.
"I don’t know what to say to people that far away in Australia. From that far away, although they did not see with their eyes, they saw with their hearts and sent support." — Til