Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea: Onano Kapila prepares to collect honey from her hives in the Eastern Highlands. Photo: Patrick Moran/OxfamAUS

Globally the gap between rich and poor is widening every year

In a world where there is so much wealth, it’s unthinkable that millions of people lack access to the basics like clean water, food, healthcare and an education. This inequality is made even worse by the impacts of climate, gender and economic injustice which is keeping people in poverty.

Let’s look at the numbers

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Nearly two thirds of the world’s 781 million illiterate adults are women, a proportion that has remained unchanged for two decades. ¹

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Since 1995, the top 1% have captured nearly 20 times more global wealth than the bottom 50% of humanity. ²

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By 2030, the climate crisis could kill 231,000 people each year in poor countries. ²

You can be a part of the change

By making a regular monthly donation and joining the Oxfam community, you can help end the injustices that keep people living in poverty.

Oxfam is working every day to end poverty, but we can’t do it without you. Your generosity can help rebuild lives during a disaster, support small holder farmers living through drought, empower people with knowledge and stand up for the rights of women and girls.

Just last year, people just like you helped Oxfam reach 25.7 million people in 84 countries around the world.

It takes time to clear the path for a fair and equal future for all, and while we have made progress there is still a way to go. That’s why a regular monthly donation is one of the best ways to get involved.

Our community of supporters regularly contribute to Oxfam because we deliver long-term, life-changing solutions — ones that can save lives and empower communities.

Join our powerful community of supporters today and help end the inequalities that keep people in poverty.

How your regular monthly donation will help

Oxfam works with local partners and communities to help empower people with the skills and resources they need to lift themselves out of poverty. Your regular monthly donation will support our programs across these key areas:

First Peoples justice

First Peoples justice

Working with First Peoples to achieve the change they seek.

Gender equality

Gender equality

Empowering women and girls to earn, learn and lead.

Climate justice

Climate justice

Ensuring justice for communities impacted by the climate crisis.

Economic inequality

Economic inequality

Empowering communities to lift themselves out of poverty.

Humanitarian emergency

When an emergency hits, Oxfam is there.

First Peoples justice

First Peoples justice

Working with First Peoples to achieve the change they seek.

Gender equality

Gender equality

Empowering women and girls to earn, learn and lead.

Climate justice

Climate justice

Ensuring justice for communities impacted by the climate crisis.

Economic inequality

Economic inequality

Empowering communities to lift themselves out of poverty.

Humanitarian emergency

When an emergency hits, Oxfam is there.

Meet these inspiring heroes who’ve been impacted by supporters like you

Onano, Bee keeper in Papua New Guinea. Photo: Patrick
Onano, Papua New Guinea

“I earned a huge income from the sale of honey. I’m happy because that money helped me and my family.”

Onano learned how to tend bees at a series of workshops offered by an Oxfam partner. Now, she earns enough from her harvest to employ her husband, send her children to school and save for a more substantial farm.

A portrait of Sifiso at her home in Matobo, in Zimbabwe’s Matabeleland South province where she lives with her husband and 6 of her 7 children. She has been farming since 1973 supporting her family. Photo: Cynthia Matonhodze/Oxfam.
Sifiso, Zimbabwe

“The Oxfam weather station helps us to know when to plant. We get messages on our phone with weather alerts.”

Like all farmers, Sifiso’s livelihood depends on the weather. After years of drought, Sifiso’s harvest and livelihood has suffered. Now, Sifiso receives updates from the Oxfam weather station straight to her phone so she knows when to plant.

Pakistan: Samreen Babukha, 17, has been involved with Oxfam's She Can Lead project for the last 3 to 4 months. She has also attended Community Training Sessions and hopes to make positive changes in her community. Photo: Khaula Jamil/OxfamAUS.
Samreen, Pakistan

“There are no facilities in our neighbourhood, there is no education here. That is what motivated me to take it into my own hands and do something about it.”

Girls in Samreen’s community are often denied the chance to continue their education. After attending leadership training through Oxfam’s She Can Lead program, Samreen is determined to change that by running for council when she turns 18.

Let’s build a future without poverty

Together, we can achieve a just, sustainable future without the inequalities that keep people in poverty. Make a regular monthly gift today.

Faqs

What is a monthly donation?

A regular monthly donation is a way of supporting people living in poverty, not just for the short term but also for the future. Only with the help of our regular supporters can Oxfam make a sustainable difference in communities around the world and end the inequalities that keep them in poverty.

Why Oxfam?

With over 67 years of experience, Oxfam has been working with local partners and communities to provide immediate and long-term solutions that help people lift themselves out of poverty. From 2020-2021, Oxfam reached 25.7 million people in 84 countries around the world, all made possible with the support of people like you.

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Donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible. One taxation receipt (containing details of every donation) will be sent in July.

When will my donation be debited each month?

Each month we will debit your credit card or bank account with your donation. These debits will take place on the 10th of each month or the next business day following a weekend or public holiday.

Where does the money go?

Your donation goes wherever the need is greatest and will support a range of Oxfam programs around the world.

How do I cancel or pause my donation?

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73¢

tackling poverty

19¢

raising the next $1

administration

Gudi (in red) with her family, Pakistan. Photo: Oxfam in Pakistan

73% of every $1 goes to life changing work

Your donation will help people and communities survive today, prepare for tomorrow and change their future for the better.

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References

  1. Gender justice and women’s rights | Oxfam International: https://www.oxfam.org/en/what-we-do/issues/gender-justice-and-womens-rights
  2. Inequality Kills | Oxfam Report: https://oxfamilibrary.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10546/621341/bp-inequality-kills-170122-en.pdf