Before Red Cross began working in Thae Pyu village in Myanmar, families had to walk at least 30 minutes to the creek to collect water. Now they simply have to cross the street to a convenient water point. It’s having a profound impact on women, who now have more time to pursue their interests and small business pursuits, and less health worries for their families. In Myanmar, we are helping over 22,000 people across 35 villages in Magway and Kayin to find practical solutions to common health problems, from first aid to safe water and village-managed health schemes.
Photo: Australian Red Cross/Conor Ashleigh