When disaster strikes, this gift can provide labour, tools and other support to maintain a well or water point, or fix a fractured supply.
Repairing fractured water supplies and ensuring people have safe drinking water during a humanitarian crisis is one of the ways you can help save lives.
This gift is available as a printed gift card or as a beautifully designed ecard. Simply make your choice during checkout.
All gifts can also be purchased at your local Oxfam shop.
HOW DOES THIS GIFT HELP?
The money raised by this gift will go into our Saving Lives fund, providing what’s needed most in emergency situations around the world, including water, sanitation, shelter and food.
You’ll be helping people like Sakina Katun (pictured) from Kolaroa Upazilla in Bangladesh. Since 2000, her family have been regularly forced out of their home by floods. Although the family had a well, it often became contaminated by floodwater, forcing Sakina to travel by boat to collect safe drinking water.
Then Oxfam’s partners installed a deep hand-pump well on a raised platform near Sakina’s house. The well is protected from floodwater and during flooding the family use a small boat to access it.
“Now that we no longer have to spend three hours [every day] carrying water, we can dedicate [that time] to our family, our children,” she says. “Thanks to Oxfam we have been saved from being displaced during the floods.”