In Malawi, there are no flashing lights and sirens when these Bicycle Ambulances transport the sick, but that doesn’t make them any less effective. As a mode of transport, they’re effective, practical and with your help, cheap to get on the road! Help get behind these carers as they pedal their way to save the day.
Toilet - $45
You’d be forgiven for thinking that a toilet couldn’t be smart, but when these emergency toilets are set up in refugee camps and in disaster relief areas, they reduce the risk of disease and help people regain a sense of dignity when times are tough. A powerful piece of porcelain indeed.
Water for a school - $98
In Laos and Cambodia, remote provinces have poor sanitation. Even schools lack basic facilities and as a consequence it is extremely difficult to encourage children to attend school and also, recruit and retain teachers. This gift helps give schools and teachers’ houses latrines, pump wells and water tanks. These not only provide clean water, they teach children and their parents about pump maintainance, hygiene and water conservation.
Bees - $103
In Malawi, a gift of bees gives poor people the opportunity to generate an income — especially women and those living with HIV and AIDS. The sweetest part about bee-keeping is unlike other crops, it doesn’t require as much land. So for those who don’t have much to begin with, this is a very sweet gift indeed.
Veggie Garden - $52
Perfect for your green thumbs, this gift helps cultivate a 100m2 plot with vegetables such as beetroot, spinach, carrots, potatoes and onions to prevent food shortages and malnutrition. Plant some hope today.
Build a house $750
Good affordable housing is a major challenge for the people of Port Vila, Vanuatu. Limited access to running water and toilets are common, with many people in urban centres living in galvanised iron homes which are vulnerable to cyclone damage. By providing young people with construction training, this gift equips them to build and renovate houses for families in their community using cement slab foundations, concrete blocks and hardwood frames and shutters.
"Thank you...for giving me a chance to learn as well as technically supporting me through my project. I encourage all young people to go through the program and learn or get skills that will help them develop themselves." - Collen Licht, aged 22, developed skills needed to build his house through a program funded by Oxfam Australia.
Orphan care pack - $97
Across southern Africa, AIDS is robbing millions of children of their parents. You can help some of the world’s most vulnerable orphans to live and learn with this care package of food parcels and school fees.