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You can help women thriveIn Solomon Islands, women face many barriers to escaping poverty and improving their lives. You can help change this and create a more inclusive and equal future for women like Patricia Geli.
Disaster responseEmergency funds are crucial for Oxfam to act quickly whenever disasters occur around the world. With your help, we can launch a rapid response after tropical cyclones, earthquakes or human-made accidents like the 2020 Beirut Blast.
Grow hope, and so much moreWhat does the festive season mean to you? Every year as we prepare for Christmas here in New Zealand, Maria prepares her family for months of hunger. Known as the hungry season in Timor-Leste, during this time, many families have eaten all their available food, and the next harvest isn’t...
Help Hinome stay in school“I feel down, I feel that I am not going to make it, some of my classmates will be scoring good marks than me. I get very emotional and sometimes I cry when I miss out on test and assignments.” – Hinome*, grade seven student in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
Coronavirus crisisYou’ve been told to practice physical distancing, wash your hands and test for Covid-19 if you feel sick. What would you do if your situation prevented you from doing these three crucial tasks? How would you feel knowing these necessary measures could save your life? Nur Jahan*, a Rohingya refugee...
Syria CrisisImagine fleeing your home to escape the violence and horrors of war in Syria and having to rebuild your life in a refugee camp. Once there, you experience the impact of coronavirus in cramped living conditions and must provide for your family during an economic crisis, and now, you must...
Save Water, Saves LivesImagine not being able to simply turn on a tap to wash your hands and protect yourself from coronavirus. Instead you have to make a long and dangerous journey every day just to get water.
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It’s important for me to focus on what I can do and find the right balance. Leaving a bequest to Oxfam is something I know will make a lasting difference for people living in poverty.
Oxfam is one of the main charities I support, and I do so because I feel that I want to reach out to the rest of the world who aren’t as fortunate as I am to live in a privileged country. Oxfam’s values and beliefs fit well with my own.
What I like about Oxfam’s work is that it works to tackle the root causes of poverty. When I first started supporting Oxfam, most charities focused on child sponsorship. But I’m more interested in a community wide approach.