Sto paints continue to support Oxfam’s efforts
Last year, your online purchases of Sto paints helped Oxfam drastically reduce the spread of STIs by donating thousands of condom kits and information packs to rural villages all across Africa and other impoverished countries. Both Oxfam and Sto would like to say a huge thank-you to every StoShop customer and their support to date!
This year, sales of StoLotusan Color and StoClimasan Color will help protect those same villages from other potentially fatal diseases such as Cholera and Malaria. It is often the most vulnerable people, such as the elderly or children that die from such diseases. But, even X-Factor’s Cheryl Cole was diagnosed with Malaria after collapsing at recent photo shoot in Tanzania.
Such diseases can be avoided by very simple methods. Your purchases of paints via StoShop will help Oxfam supply mosquito nets and hygienic water buckets. 5% of the sales value of StoLotusan Color and StoClimasan Color will be donated on your behalf to this very worthy cause.
Malaria kills thousands of children in Africa every year, but a simple mosquito net greatly reduces the risks. When Oxfam first met Joyce she didn’t have a net. Every night she went to sleep at risk from mosquito bites that spread this deadly disease. Not anymore.
Oxfam distributes thousands of mosquito nets every year, to people who have never owned one, or to people who have been displaced by a natural disaster or conflict. In Uganda, they distributed 5245 nets to the communities in a ‘Displaced Persons’ camp.
Each family received one net, and Joyce was one of the recipients. She shares a bed and the single mosquito net with her younger sisters.
Any StoShop customer will recognise a Sto bucket. As proud as we are with the design and function of our buckets, we are even more enthused about Oxfam’s gift of hygienic buckets to those that need them the most!
In an emergency, the humble bucket can become a lifeline. Going beyond the pail, these buckets are hygienic and secure – vital for carrying and storing clean water for drinking and washing and helping prevent the spread of disease.
Kitgum district borders Sudan, where rebels have been fighting the Uganda government for the past 20 years. There are two counties in the district, and about 83% of this population are displaced and living in camps. Oxfam is working to improve public health through dedicated programmes in seven camps – and as always, the delivery of sufficient, high quality water is vital.
Oxfam is a registered charity in England and Wales (no. 202918) and Scotland (SC039042). Oxfam GB is a member of Oxfam International.