You'll be helping women like Amrita Shahi from Surkhet, in mid-west Nepal. She faced massive discrimination from male members when she tried to join her local Water Users Committee. Knowing she had little education, they told her that she had to speak English to join, which was untrue. But after going to an Oxfam Community Discussion Group she improved her literacy and self-confidence and gained leadership skills.
She is now leader of the Water Users Committee, which has also helped her become a candidate for the national parliament. As she says modestly: "Since women understand the importance of local water supplies so well, it is likely that they would also manage them better."
What your money can buy
£15 could enable a woman to join a group to increase her confidence, self-esteem and awareness of her rights
£30 is enough to raise awareness of women's rights and gender equality among 10 people through public gatherings and communication materials
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