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Made in Moradabad: the Noah’s Ark effect

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One of Oxfam Shop’s valued producer partners, Noah’s Ark has brought the benefits of fair trade to the Indian town of Moradabad. Trading Director Nadine Silverberg watches their artisans at work.

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Stopping hunger in Mozambique: Justino’s story

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Justino Simon is a project coordinator with one of our partner organisations, the Christian Council of Mozambique Inhambane. We travelled to Mozambique to learn more about how Justino is helping communities in Inhambane province increase crop yields, improve nutrition and work toward a brighter future.

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Success stories from the frontline of Aboriginal health

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“A picture is worth a thousand words.” Never has this old saying been more apt, as digital technologies enable us to tell stories in new and powerful ways. Recently, Oxfam Australia – in partnership with the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO), the Victorian Department of Health, and a number of Victorian mainstream and […]

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On the road with Kylie Kwong

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Celebrity chef Kylie Kwong visits Vietnam to meet the fair trade artisans producing the gorgeous tableware range she is designing for Oxfam Shop. Joining Kylie in Hanoi was Oxfam’s Raina Hunter.

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Stopping hunger in Mozambique: Alda’s story

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This week, meet Alda Chinguvo from Gaza Province. Our local partner gave Alda a cow to help plough her fields. We travelled to Alde’s village to find out just how much difference that cow has made for Alda and her family.

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Stopping hunger in Mozambique: Ecerina’s story (part 2)

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Last week we introduced you to Ecerina, a grandmother from Mozambique looking after two of her own children and six of her orphaned grandchildren. At the time, Ecerina had just harvested her first crop using techniques in drought-resistant farming that she learned from our local partner Mahahle.

This week we give you an update on how Ecerina is doing a year later.

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Stopping hunger in Mozambique: Ecerina’s story

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Ecerina Adolfo Nhamtumbo is from Inhambane Province, Mozambique. She lives in Quene village, where she looks after two of her children and six of her orphaned grandchildren. But feeding eight mouths is no easy feat when your garden soil has turned to sand.

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The Mekong River is under threat: media updates

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The Mekong River, one of the world’s last great wild rivers, is now under threat from the controversial proposal to build up to twelve dams along its lower reaches. The livelihood and survival of the millions of people and communities who live upon the Lower Mekong could be seriously in danger if the proposed dams […]

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Talking clean water at the WASH Conference

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Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) is one of Oxfam’s key areas of expertise. So naturally, we’re pleased to be involved with the second WASH Conference in Brisbane later this month.

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Mechanical advantage: rice farming just got easier in Cambodia

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A new weeding tool for Cambodian rice farmers combined with innovative growing techniques leads to harvests double in size.

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Protecting the vulnerable in Port-au-Prince

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Johny Estor of Oxfam Great Britain talks about his work as a protection officer in his native city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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Spreading the clean water message in PNG

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In this short video, I talk to Krissy Nicholson, Oxfam’s Hygiene Promotion Coordinator, about our network of communty health promters in Papua New Guinea (PNG). These volunteers are helping Oxfam to spread the message about clean water and hygiene throughout their communities.

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Bucket hygiene kits saving lives in PNG

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Hygiene Promotion Coordinator, Krissy Nicholson, talks about Oxfam’s distribution of bucket hygiene kits, in the East Sepik region of Papua New Guinea (PNG). The kits are a simple and inexpensive solution that are helping to save lives, in the face of a cholera outbreak in the region.

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Copper mine devastates Marinduque

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When Marcopper started mining copper on Marinduque Island in the Philippines four decades ago, local communities could not have predicted the devastation it would bring. For more than 20 years, Marcopper dumped millions of tonnes of toxic mine waste into Marinduque’s seas and polluted its rivers. As a result, people have lost their health, livelihoods […]

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Surrounded by a river of cholera: Part 2

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Part 2 in our series of posts from a unique village in Papua New Guinea that’s built entirely on the Sepik River. The community there faces may health challenges, and Oxfam is helping to reduce the risk of disease.

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Surrounded by a river of cholera: Part 1

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Chris Johnson travels to Papua New Guinea to meet people in a very unique village unlike anywhere else on the planet. Kambaramba 1 literally rises up out of the Sepik River and is now surrounded by a deadly, invisible disease infecting the water the makes up its very foundation.

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Helping gardens grow

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Somawathi Gunapala, from Pillanduwa village, in central Sri Lanka picks ripe snake beans from the vegetable garden she has established with four other community members, with Oxfam Australia’s support. Environmentally friendly home gardens are helping poor families in Sri Lanka grow more food to eat and earn an income. Quintos Andesinghe walks in from the […]

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Keep the dream

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In South Africa over 1.5 million children are orphaned as a result of HIV. Keep the Dream 196, is a community-based child protection organisation that uses mentoring programs to provide better care for orphans and vulnerable children. He went from failing school to getting a bursary to do computer programming so he’s changed his life. […]

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Reading, writing and HIV

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For Thandekile Chonco, the literacy class she attends in Qomokuphila village, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, is not just about learning how to read and write. By attending the classes four times a week, she can now sign her name instead of using a thumbprint; she can count out money to avoid getting ‘robbed’ of correct […]

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A fragile existence

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A seven-year drought is forcing poor families in KwaNibela, South Africa, to take desperate measures to get water to drink. For the families who live in KwaNibela, a remote part of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, water has become a precious commodity. The once lush green landscape is now bone-dry. Streams have dried up, trees are a […]

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The Fitzroy Stars Football Club

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The Fitzroy Stars are an Aboriginal football club based in Melbourne. The club promotes health and fitness, and also helps build self esteem among the players. It offers pathways to employment and education as well as serving as a meeting place for the wider Aboriginal community. Oxfam has been a proud supporter of the Fitzroy […]

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