Breaking the vicious cycle of poverty



You can help break the cycle of malnutrition and climate change that keeps families in poverty.

"I like going to school. I feel sad, but what can I do? I have no money, I have no food, and I have no uniform so I have to stay home." – Julmira, 11 years old
Julmira (pictured above) dreams of attending school. In Timor-Leste, a lack of food and malnutrition mean many children miss out on an education. Almost half of all children under five in Timor-Leste suffer from chronic malnutrition – one of the highest rates of child malnutrition in the world. 
The vicious cycle of climate destruction, malnutrition and poverty means many farming families in Timor-Leste are struggling to survive with very little food. Oxfam, alongside local partners, is working to break this vicious cycle. Together we're providing training to local farmers and helping them save for their children’s future.
With your help, we can create a cycle of thriving families. By applying what they've learnt, farmers improve their farms and increase their savings so they can feed and educate their children. Healthier and more educated families are able to better prepare for the future and break the cycle of poverty.
Will you help families in Timor-Leste to break free from poverty, and send their children to school? 
Your donation will make a huge difference.

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