We all know that Christmas is a time for giving, but it is also so important to remember that not everyone will be getting a heap of fancy gifts this Christmas. So today I wanted to put the spotlight on Oxfam. Now before you click the big red X just give me a little of your time to see how you can make a difference with Oxfam Unwrapped, You have probably had clipboard people try to stop you when you're busy in the street a million times. I am not about to ask you to empty your purse, awareness is priceless. Even if you just share this post to spread the word.
I think the problem that always hits home most for me is that people around the world still do not have access to clean water. Something so simple we take for granted. We can just walk up to a tap and voila clean safe water. I think this impacts me more because I have seen this issue with my own eyes and the idea of a mother having to choose if she should let her small child go thirsty or let them drink dirty water and risk getting ill is just so traumatic. 1,400 children die from diarrhoea each year through unsanitary conditions.Something as insignificant as a bar of soap can help prevent these deaths.
|Photo Credit: Sam Tarling|
"Today my little girl is well. I’m really pleased with what I learned about hygiene and nutrition. I learned to wash my child, to wash her hands every day. The conditions here have really improved. I’m able to work again.”
|Photo Credit: Abbie Trayler-Smith|