This gift in action
Indonesia is one of the world’s most disaster-hit countries.
As a result of just such an event, Meulaboh in the north-west of the country lost its mains water supply. But thanks to an Oxfam tank, families like Rahmaini and Irmayasari's are able to ensure that they have enough water for their needs. They come daily with their small wheeled cart to ensure that they can transport the maximum amount of water home.
Similarly Oxfam tankers deliver fresh water every day for the community until the mains supply is restored.
One benefit of having a regular captive audience is that the tanks are also the perfect place to display colourful health and hygiene messages to help prevent the spread of diseases like malaria.