Despite leaving school early, Iopu is determined to build his parents a home. Oxfam’s partner is turning this dream into reality.
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In Papua New Guinea more than 40 per cent of people live on less than just $3 a day. Income in the remote Highlands is often even lower.
Tonga National Youth Congress (TNYC) has certified 54 organic farming projects in Tonga. Organic farms generate good returns for farmers, as organic products earn more at market. Increasing the number of organic farming projects means increasing the number of people leaving poverty.
Cassava is a staple crop across many parts of the world. It’s used much like a potato and admired for its versatility in cooking and as animal feed and firewood.
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The gloves were off at Samoa’s Savaii Agricultural Show and the competition, as always, was fierce. Yet the organic farmers working with Oxfam’s partner, Women in Business Development Incorporated (WIBDI), hauled an impressive 33 of the major prizes ranging from the prize for overall best organic farm to the best coffee, best vanilla, best cocoa and many more.
When cyclones rip through their island, villagers in Lume now have a safe place to shelter.
On a recent trip to Vanuatu, Ben McFadden from Oxfam's Programmes team met with Arvie and Thomas, two trainers at Epule Rural Training Centre (RTC) on Efate. They shared their stories with him, telling him the critical role RTCs play in improving the employment prospects for many young people in remote communities.
An Oxfam partner organisation called APIK is changing the lives of thousands of women and children in Indonesia.
The leader of the Fiji Women's Rights Movement, Virisila Buadromo, has been awarded the prestigious Women Have Wings Courage Award.