Banking on buffaloes: Sokim’s story

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Bouncing buffalo babies, cassava crops, and no more food shortages: May Sokim talks about how Oxfam’s buffalo bank has changed her life and given her hope.

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Balcha with her family

Nine hectares of hope: irrigation in Ethiopia

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New agricultural know-how and a sense of community have turned Ethiopian widow Balcha’s life around. Despair has been replaced by hope and an unfamiliar sense of possibility…

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Closing the Gap with SWAMS, part 1: Katherine

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Katherine is an Aboriginal health worker with SWAMS (South West Aboriginal Medical Service), based in Bunbury, Western Australia. In the first interview of a four-part series about SWAMS’ clinical team, she talks about the rewards and challenges of her job.

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Photo: Matthew Willman/OxfamAUS

Stopping hunger in Mozambique: Ecerina’s story

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Ecerina Adolfo Nhamtumbo is from Inhambane Province, Mozambique. She lives in Quene village, where she looks after two of her children and six of her orphaned grandchildren. But feeding eight mouths is no easy feat when your garden soil has turned to sand.

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Photo: Lara McKinley/OxfamAUS

International Women’s Day 2011: The human faces of climate change

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International Women’s Day 2011 was a lazily hot Monday in Melbourne’s Federation Square for Oxfam volunteer Allen Ai Lilun.

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