There are many charities running Christmas gift schemes but there is nothing more basic than the need of a toilet and clean water. Water Aid can do something about it. Here is their Christmas Appeal which dropped in my in tray with a request to share it with friends:
"All day we walk for water, morning and afternoon. It makes us so tired. But today was a wonderful day..."
This is how Ayelach's story from Lahyte, Ethiopia, begins. She recently gave birth to her second child Oytiba. Like every parent, she wants a happy and healthy future for her children.
But the reality is that without safe water nearby, baby Oytiba may not even survive his first year.
It doesn't have to be this way. Your Christmas gift of £50 could help to bring safe water from a borehole to the community. You can change Oytiba's life forever.
The people of Lahyte have suffered because of their community's remote location. The water here is incredibly deep down. We are able to use our knowledge and experience from working in other communities to bring safe water to Lahyte.
But we need to move quickly. The dry season starts in January, and then even the unsafe water sources will disappear.
Please give Ayelach's story the happy ending she so desperately needs by giving £50 this Christmas. You'll be helping to bring safe water to Lahyte, so children like Oytiba have the best chance of survival.
Thank you so much for all of your support this year, it really does mean the world to people like Ayelach. I'd like to wish you a happy Christmas and a healthy new year.
With warm regards,
Head of Supporter Development
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