Join with Oxfam to provide clean water to families in the Democratic Republic of Congo

What’s happening?

Almost 900 million people in the world do not have access to clean, safe drinking water, while 2.6 billion live without basic sanitation. Across the globe, more than 6,000 people die each day from diseases caused by dirty water — two-thirds are children. (World Health Organisation).

One of Africa’s largest countries, with a population of 65 million, DRC is ranked in the bottom 10 countries worldwide on the Human Development Index, despite its vast potential wealth. Years of conflict have created one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. While DR Congo is a country abundantly rich in resources, it has struggled to realize its full potential since independence.

Oxfam’s efforts

Oxfam is providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene education in some of the world’s poorest countries. In fact, it is one of the things we do best — our solutions are saving lives. They work with communities that are hosting tens of thousands of displaced people in the east of the country. Their focus is on providing clean water and sanitation facilities to minimize the spread of disease.

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 mail@phoenixrising.org.au

Learn more about our foster care agency in NSW at www.phoenixrising.org.au

How you can help

The armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has forced thousands of people to flee for their lives. Access to clean water, hygiene and sanitation is vital. It can save lives, keep families safe and give kids a chance for a happy, healthy future.

$60 can provide a family with a hygiene kit containing soap, towels and basic toiletries, helping to prevent the spread of disease and save lives.

$120 could help purchase a tap stand, giving clean and safe drinking water to up to 3,000 people in communities like Buporo camp.

$300 could go towards purchasing locally-made toilets that can be used by 100 people.

Join with Oxfam to provide clean, safe water to families in the Democratic Republic of Congo:

https://www.oxfam.org.au/my/donate/give-clean-water-to-families-in-the-drc/?utm_source=CleanwaterDRC&utm_medium=Homepage

 

 

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