In Zimbabwe, mothers like Ida literally walk a marathon every day, to provide water for their children. The countless hours spent traipsing to collect water takes time that should be spent working or learning — this entrenches the cycle of poverty.
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How you are joining forces with people who share the belief that no-one should live in poverty, to empower communities to build better lives for themselves.
A unique Oxfam run canoeing program in South Sudan is assisting communities to seek refuge rapidly in an emergency, and helps the canoe operators to earn the money they need to support their families.
Oxafm is supporting a unique project in Tanzania, so that refugees can learn new skills to work their own way out of poverty… and it’s got people buzzing with excitement.
Subsistence handouts can only go so far in a place like Nyarugusu camp. So Oxfam is instead focused on practical ways — like baking — to give this growing refugee community a hand up, and help them become more self-sufficient.
Once, Buchumi was a primary school teacher. But when war broke out, he was forced to flee to a refugee camp in Tanzania. Here is life would change forever.
The Nduta refugee camp in Tanzania is home to more than 55,000 personal stories of survival and hope. Godebrite’s remarkable story is one of them.
Oxfam estimates that tax dodging by Australian multinational corporations will deprive PNG of around $4 million in health and sanitation-related public services over the next five years. This is money that could provide access to life-changing clean water and sanitation.
Budget 2016, it had it all: “the economy”, bracket creep, innovation, nimbleness, agility, debt and deficit. Surely that’s everything, right? Well, not quite.
What have we accomplished in 2015? Watch our short year in review video and hear from Chief Executive of Oxfam Australia Dr Helen Szoke as she reflects on the success on some of our biggest moments and the challenges we still face.