A community tap given through Christian Aid can help provide children like Caralis Martínez Picado with a permanent, reliable source of clean water. As well as preventing sickness, it can save hours of back-breaking work fetching water from sources miles away. Visit Christian Aid's Present Aid site here
Often the solutions to poverty are quite surprising! A water buffalo and calf is a prime example. Sara Makram lives in a very poor community in Egypt. She has six daughters to care for and the water buffalo she was able to buy through a loan from Christian Aid partner COC Bless, has made an amazing difference to her family. Visit Christian Aid's Present Aid site here
It may not be a swish racer but a bike like this from Christian Aid really helps the people of Malawi. In a land where cars are very rare, a bike is essential in helping the HIV workers of the Likulezi project reach those living in outlying areas. Visit Christian Aid's Present Aid site here
In Burkina Faso, volunteer midwives receive crucial training that helps them to keep new mums and babies alive and well. This includes education in hygiene, pre and post natal care, HIV awareness and how to prevent transmission of the virus from mother to child. Visit Christian Aid's Present Aid site here
Varnished wooden floors or painted floorboards can be found in most homes these days, and whilst they may look good, they can cause huge heat loss. But now there is a simple and easy way of eliminating the drafts and filling in the gaps between your floorboards in a matter of minutes.