Ending poverty & inequality A hand up, not a handout. Ending Poverty Aid and developmentOxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty. Food and livelihoodsLivelihoods are the ways that people make a living – it’s about reliable and permanent sources of food, income and employment. Water for allOne in five people live without safe water. Two in five lack even basic sanitation. Women’s rightsEmpowering women is vital to ending poverty. So we put women's rights at the heart of our work.