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.
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