Volunteer spotlight: Lauren Baker (Fair Trade Shop WA)

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Lauren Baker volunteers at the Fair Trade Shop in WA, which supports Oxfam Australia by donating all of its profits to the agency. In this article, Lauren explains why she likes volunteering with Oxfam and the impact on her environment her work has.

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How you’re helping women artisans set up shop in Nepal

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Thanks to you, we’re able to support 2700 earthquake-affected men and women with the tools and training to set up their own businesses in Nepal.

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Guest blogger: Fadi Elbarbar gives us Food 4 Thought

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Fadi Elbarbar is the Social Justice Coordinator at St Monica’s in Epping, Victoria. Apart from being a star teacher, he also won the Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand’s Fairtrade Supporter of the Year Award for his work in leading St Monica’s to become a Fairtrade school!

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How Fairtrade coffee is changing lives

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Coffee is crucial to the overall economy of East Timor. It is currently the most important source of foreign exchange and serves as the primary source of income for some 44,000 families. But for the members of Cooperativa Cafe Timor (CCT), the production of Fairtrade coffee is changing their lives one brew at a time.

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The power of Fairtrade chocolate

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Kuapa Kookoo is the only farmer owned cocoa cooperative in Ghana and the supplier of cocoa for the Oxfam So Fair So Good range available at Oxfam Shop. Thanks to Fair trade sales, they’re creating life-changing social projects for the whole community.

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War and peace: the story behind Rajana’s bombshell jewellery

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When the manager of Oxfam Shop’s Fremantle store went to Cambodia recently, she visited the producers of our popular ‘Doves of peace’ bombshell jewellery range, Rajana. This is their amazing story.

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Thank you for 2011

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2011 is coming to a close, and we just wanted to take the time to thank you for all your work throughout the year. Through your tireless efforts, we’ve achieved amazing things on a number of fronts. Here’s just a few highlights from 2011: Oxfam Summer Our Victorian Campaigner Clancy and his volunteers started the […]

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Meeting Tony Abbott

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On Tuesday 6th December, as part of an internship at Oxfam, I had the opportunity to hear Tony Abbott at a community forum. My supervisor, WA Campaigns Coordinator Paddy Cullen was keen to find out Tony Abbotts view on how he would fund the Green Climate Fund to help developing countries deal with climate change, […]

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A fair(trade) Christmas

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It’s that time of the year, when your shopping list is growing and Christmas ideas are decreasing. The shops are abundant with temptation, but where is all of your spending really going? A recent survey in 24 different countries showed that an overwhelming number of consumers believe that their shopping choices can make a positive […]

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On the road with Kylie Kwong, part 2

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Days 3 and 4 of Kylie Kwong’s Vietnam trip, and she’s shopping for fresh produce on the streets of Hanoi so she can cook a big thank-you lunch for all the fair trade artisans she’s met during her stay.

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Made in Moradabad: the Noah’s Ark effect

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One of Oxfam Shop’s valued producer partners, Noah’s Ark has brought the benefits of fair trade to the Indian town of Moradabad. Trading Director Nadine Silverberg watches their artisans at work.

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