Clean water means a bright future

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Thanks to Oxfam supporters, Miriam’s community in rural Zambia has clean, safe, water every single day.

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Let me tell you about the strong women I met in Zambia

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Let Oxfam Australia’s storyteller, Kate, tell you about the strong women she met in Zambia, and how they fight to keep cholera from taking their loved ones.

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Meet amazing Annie: she’s on a mission to save lives

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Annie is a beacon of hope in her community in Zambia. She’s on a mission to empower and educate her friends and neighbours about the dangers of deadly cholera.

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Melinda was diagnosed with cholera when she was eight months pregnant. Clean water and sanitation can help families in Zambia protect themselves from cholera.

Surviving cholera was an extra special Gift for Melinda

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Melinda and her family live in a town called John Laing in Lusaka, Zambia. She was nearly nine months pregnant when she went to a local clinic, thinking she was in labour. Once they ran some tests on her, however, Melinda was told something no pregnant woman would ever want to hear.

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Priscilla and her family are forced to drink contaminated water. Clean water and sanitation can help families in Zambia protect themselves from cholera.

When dirty water is your only option

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Many parents worry about the health and wellbeing of their precious children. But parents like Priscilla, have extra reason to worry — she has only dirty water to give to her children. But together, we can help change this.

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Photo: Alexia Webster/OxfamAUS

Women and Australian Aid: building a path to equality, one brick at a time.

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Right across the globe, Australian aid is making a difference in women’s lives – to survive, to gain an education, to build a business, to lead. Right now, projects like Oxfam’s work in Zambia, which empowers women and builds their economic independence, are under threat because of the largest planned cuts to Australian aid in history. This International Women’s Day, call on the Australian Government to keep supporting those women by supporting Australian aid.

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I can’t remember a time when we have laughed together

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Barbara’s house is made of mud and has a tin roof. She’s sitting outside, tearing Kalembla leaves from their stems, dropping them into a small bowl on her lap. Her two children Gertrude (10) and Edward (5) are next to her, their eyes fixed wide. They are subdued, limbs propped around each other, stroking the dry earth with their feet.

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