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Ending global poverty begins with women’s rights

This Mother’s Day, honour your mom by helping a mother a world away.

This Mother’s Day, honour your mom by helping a mother a world away.

by Oxfam | March 17, 2015

This Mother's Day, why not honour your mother by helping a mother a world away? Whether is by helping mothers in Nepal, or the Congo, the women we work with face many challenges every day, but with your help, we can transform their lives. See how you can impact the live of a mother just like Louise's.

Conflict has ravaged Louise’s home in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for years. She has lost her husband, three children, her home and livelihood. Louise is a leader in her community. She is president of the camp's hygiene committee as well as a member of the women’s forum and the protection committee. Louise can speak to the fact that in Buporo, water truly is life.

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Louise's Story

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Conflict has ravaged Louise’s home in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for years. She has lost her husband, three children, her home and livelihood.

Louise and her surviving children now live in Buporo Camp, along with nearly 4,000 other refugees. Louise is a leader in her community. She is president of the camp's hygiene committee as well as a member of the women’s forum and the protection committee.

If there’s a woman on our planet who shows what Oxfam is all about, it's Louise. Her resourcefulness, resilience and compassion in facing the challenges of extreme poverty are inspirational.

In Buporo camp, Oxfam has installed four tap stands,  62 blocks of latrines, a metallic tank, and one concrete tank on the hill above the camp. The water is filtered, cleaned and tested to make sure it’s safe to drink.

Louise can speak to the fact that in Buporo, water truly is life. Until Oxfam’s emergency team installed water systems in camps and communities, people had no choice but to walk long distances for water or share the limited amount available in the neighbouring community.

 

Stronger together: Louise's storyLouise attending an Oxfam-supported Women's Protection Forum. The forum is part of Oxfam's programme helping people to build links with the authorities and advocate for their rights.

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