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November 14, 2013
Meet the Mondejar sisters: Nelia, Sarah Jane and Rizza Mae. They are aged 10, 8 and 5 respectively and they have been tasked with fetching water 10 times a day from a well and taking it to the high school where they are currently living in one of the classrooms. The water is dirty and contaminated with salt, but they have no choice but to drink it and now fuel is running low they can't even boil the water before drinking it.
October 11, 2013
A vocational training scheme is helping Samoan communities prepare for cyclone season by equipping young people with the skills to repair vital water infrastructure. Nineteen youths from Siumu and Safata in Upolu took part in an emergency plumbing repairs course, a component of Oxfam's long term strategy to help Samoa not only rebuild from Cyclone Evan, but to strengthen communities' resilience to future storms.
July 10, 2013
To celebrate the launch of the GROW campaign in Papua New Guinea, Oxfam released two new short films that show how local activities in the Highlands are changing lives for the better.
April 26, 2013
Farm Support Association increase income opportunities for rural people in order for them to generate a sustainable amount of money from their goods.
December 28, 2012
The Tonga National Youth Congress (TNYC) has got it licked with their new venture into ice cream.  
November 15, 2012
Solid financial reporting and processes are critical to a programme’s success.
September 18, 2012
Our partner in Papua is at the forefront of a revival that's improving food security and incomes.
September 4, 2012
Two groups of women in Tongatapu have taken their first steps into the world of market gardening, earning their own money for the first time in their lives.
August 29, 2012
Malina Hautau’s entrepreneurial eye spotted an opportunity to turn waste coconut into a source of income.
August 21, 2012
No-one should starve in Samoa. That is the truth of it. The soil is rich and fertile. But if you need to pay the power or water bill or send your kids to school, then you need a cash income. And that's a different story altogether.