This gift in action
In 2004, a bitter internal conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo left thousands beyond reach of clean water, sanitation and household hygiene supplies. The terrified people were widely scattered across a rugged landscape. Fortunately Oxfam had the vehicles, fuel and mechanics to be able to reach the affected people.
But being there is one thing. Getting help to the people in need of support can be quite another. Oxfam needed to service up to 50,000 displaced people and their host populations with sufficient quantities of clean water and the means to improve and maintain personal and household hygiene to prevent the spread of disease.
A robust response required a robust vehicle and thanks to gifts like these, we were able to help.