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Published on August 31st, 2010 | by Becky Striepe

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Help Families Get Access to Clean Water

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Imagine turning on the tap and having nothing come out. Now, imagine having no tap at all. For so many families, clean water is a luxury. Women walk miles every day to gather water for their families to drink and use for cooking.

We’re so fortunate to have ready access to water that it’s easy to forget that so many live with water scarcity. How would your life be different if you had to expend so much of your energy walking to a far off water source and lugging full containers home for yourself and your family?

Oxfam America is working hard to help increase access to clean drinking water, and they’ve produced a video talking about how this access would benefit families and communities:

What You Can Do

Right now, Oxfam is fortunate enough to have a Matching Gift fund. Supporters are matching up to $25,000 in donations to help bring clean water to communities in need. If you’ve got some spare cash, you might consider making a donation.

Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by rachelfordjames

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My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .



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