Help save lives with clean water

What’s happening?

Almost 900 million people in the world do not have access to clean water – that’s a staggering one in eight people. Running taps, working toilets, clean, safe drinking water and soap — in Australia, they’re things people can take for granted. Yet around the world, millions of poor people get sick or die each day because they must go without these necessities of life. Unclean water, poor sanitation and unsafe hygiene practices have claimed more lives over the past century than any other cause – and this is continuing in many developing countries – making this one of the world’s most urgent health issues.

Oxfam’s efforts

Oxfam is providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene education in some of the world’s poorest countries. Clean water, toilets and proper hygiene aren’t luxuries. They’re basic human rights.

And for many mothers in places like Niger, they mean the most important thing of all — the chance to keep their babies alive and healthy.

“Mariama didn’t have that chance for her baby Fatima, who died from malnutrition. Without clean water, it was impossible for her to receive proper medical treatment. Thanks to people like you, we’re changing that. But there are still millions of children like Fatima who urgently need your help.”


Supporting Oxfam

Phoenix Rising For Children (PRFC) is an accredited out-of-home or foster care agency providing services in Sydney, including the greater metropolitan areas, Central Coast and parts of the Hunter region of NSW, Australia. PRFC was founded in 2001 to provide quality foster care to children and young people in NSW, including contemporary, quality, family-based foster care and effective and specialist support services to children and young people and their families. PRFC operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

Have you considered fostering a young one? PRFC undertakes regular planning and evaluation and has a focus on personal development and training. We are always interested in hearing from those passionate about making a meaningful difference for a child in foster care or a family requiring assistance. If you would like to become a foster carer and join our team providing effective and meaningful care to children and young people, please contact us!

We also provide family contact services, and these specialize in contact supervision for children in out of home care with their parents and other significant family members.

We can be reached at

Learn more about our foster care agency in NSW at

How you can help

Your donation today can stop children dying from a lack of clean water.

$60 could provide five hygiene kits to help mothers like Mariama protect their children from malnutrition and disease.

$150 could help pay for a handwashing area, to improve hygiene for women and vulnerable infants.

$300 could help fund training and equipment for a medical cleaner, to maintain clean water and hygiene at malnutrition clinics.

Donate now and help save lives:



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