Barbara is from Zambia – one of the ten fastest growing economies in the world. But like 64 per cent of the country, Barbara lives in extreme poverty. Before she lost her husband to cancer, Barbara had to sell livestock to pay for his treatment. Now she spends four hours walking every day to collect water for her crops, so she can feed her two children.
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By Rachael Le Mesurier, Executive Director, Oxfam New Zealand This article originally appeared in the New Zealand Herald
An Oxfam initiative in the South Pacific kingdom of Tonga is harnessing the properties of the coconut, driving change and giving local communities opportunities for generations to come. Read this story through beautiful images.
In the Solomon Islands, flash flooding turned lives upside down in 2014, but communities are working hand-in-hand with Oxfam to build back better.
Nurse Alassane Amadu is a full-time hygienist in Niger, a country grappling with malnutrition and lack of clean water. He tells us about the big changes he's noticed since the arrival of clean water and hygiene at the health centre where he works.
Edna Quata, General Assistant with Oxfam in Vanuatu, shares her story of what Christmas means to her family and how they celebrate.
With safe water, toilets and proper hygiene, Oxfam supporters are helping save lives and lift families out of despair in Niger.
Papua New Guinea is experiencing its worst drought since the devastating 1997 crisis that caused food shortages, disease and loss of life.
Half a world away from the hectic negotiations of the Paris Conference on Climate Change, high tides are the main topic of discussion for a Pacific couple visiting their family in New Zealand.
Papua New Guinea is one of the worst countries in the world to be a woman, with two out of three women having experienced domestic violence. Oxfam works 12 local organisations in PNG to support women acoss nine provinces, helping to break the cycle of violence and providing women and children with a safe place to heal and begin rebuilding their lives.