How onions are helping families to smile in Papua New Guinea

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Thanks to you, we’re empowering families in PNG to earn an income through onion farming – which means that their kids can go to school, eat nutritious food, and build proper housing!

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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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Nurturing land and life in Ghana

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Poverty is a complex problem with many causes. But when you break it down, sometimes the best solutions are remarkably simple — like compost.

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Solutions that stick in Vietnam

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In northern Vietnam, the only thing sweeter than sticky rice… is more sticky rice. So Oxfam is helping local rice farmers work smarter and grow more.

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Notes from the field: Zimbabwe

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Oxfam’s Kate Bensen travelled to Zimbabwe to see first-hand how you’re helping us respond to the hunger crisis. She couldn’t believe how different it is to what she’d imagined.

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Mobile money breaks the cash drought in Zimbabwe

At the height of the drought in Zimbabwe, our mobile cash transfers gave Florence and her family a rare glimpse of hope. We gave Florence a mobile phone so she could receive cash transfers via text to pay for basic food items.

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Women working together

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An Oxfam initiative in the north-west region of Vietnam is bringing women farmers together to make a huge difference in how they work, and also improving how they’re treated in the community.

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A mother’s marathon for water in Zimbabwe

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In Zimbabwe, mothers like Ida literally walk a marathon every day, to provide water for their children. The countless hours spent traipsing to collect water takes time that should be spent working or learning — this entrenches the cycle of poverty.

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A hive of activity in Tanzania’s refugee camps

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Oxafm is supporting a unique project in Tanzania, so that refugees can learn new skills to work their own way out of poverty… and it’s got people buzzing with excitement.

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A Tailor in Tanzania

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Once, Buchumi was a primary school teacher. But when war broke out, he was forced to flee to a refugee camp in Tanzania. Here is life would change forever.

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Beekeeping: a buzzing business in PNG

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Several years ago Kelly Inae came up with the idea of “Mountain Honey”, a honey making business to help farmers in rural areas by training them as beekeepers. Yet, despite his best intentions, he soon realised it wasn’t possible to do it all for free.

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Look back on your achievements

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2016 was a year of massive upheaval for many people across the world. But it was not all bad news. Together with Oxfam, you’ve been there, and given hope to millions of people.

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Toughing it out in Iraq

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As determined families return to Iraq to rebuild and others brace for the next round of violence, Oxfam helps locals strengthen their ability to respond and recover.

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Tackling hunger, thirst and disease

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With just four kilometres separating us, Papua New Guinea (PNG) is Australia’s closest neighbour. And last year, millions of people in PNG were facing hunger, thirst and disease on our doorstep

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Carrying the weight of war: portraits along the road to Rubaya

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To survive, men, women and children transport goods along the dirt road carrying everything from coal to vegetables. Some people are walking for four days just to sell a bag of potatoes.

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“My mother taught us not to run when you are scared”

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Berta Cáceres was brutally murdered on 2 March 2016. Why and by whom? Two months after her death there have been arrests, but investigations need to continue. The answers are clear however, to her daughter Bertha and the members of Berta’s organisation.

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One year after disaster, you’re building a stronger Nepal

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A year ago a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal. Thousands of Oxfam supporters took action and generously donated. In this blog, you’ll meet just some of the people whose lives have changed thanks to your response.

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Women champions conserving the environment for the next generation

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Honkeo has a big vision: to empower Indigenous communities and to help them conserve their natural resources for the next generation: ““Nature is life for our indigenous communities … If women know their roles, they will contribute more”. Discover the life-changing work Oxfam does in the Mekong.

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Lilia is prepared for the worst

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Vulnerable communities in The Philippines are struggling to cope with increasingly unpredictable and extreme weather. But, thanks to your support, women like Lilia (pictured) can have an amazing impact.

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The house that Alysia built

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Women’s savings groups not only help their members achieve levels of financial security that might otherwise be beyond their reach, but also provide an invaluable source of moral support and friendship. Just ask Alysia, a 47-year-old mother of six from Timor-Leste.

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Craftwork: a tale of tassels, quilts, jewels and peace in Pakistan

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Two years after devastating floods caused widespread damage across Pakistan, we bring you this good-news story a tiny village finding its way back from disaster.

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On the road in Niger part 2: wrestling with cash

In their second blog post from Niger, Richard and Eveline discover a nation obsessed with wrestling, meet some locals who are benefitting from Oxfam’s cash distribution program – and do a bit of giraffe-spotting!

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On the road in Niger

Oxfam Australia’s Richard Simpson visited Niger recently, where he was struck by the innate resilience of the people in the face of the harsh food crisis they’re enduring at the moment.

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Banking on buffaloes: Sen’s story

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In the final interview of our ‘Banking on buffaloes’ blog series, we talk to Sen about how her life has changed since she became involved with her village’s buffalo bank program.

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