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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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Sundaradevi holds two of her chickens. Photo: Tom Greenwood/OxfamAUS

Stopping hunger in Sri Lanka: Sundaradevi’s story (part 2)

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She survived the floods and stayed strong when her husband left her. She got her land back after her father-in-law mortgaged it, and now she provides for her family by growing SRI rice and breeding chickens. Little wonder that Sundaradevi feels “both strong and confident” these days. Interview by Marion Reid Can you describe your […]

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Stopping hunger in Sri Lanka: Sundaradevi’s story (part 1)

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This week, we introduce you to Alagaiah Sundaradevi, a single mother from the village of Dimbulagala. Unlike Chandrani and Indrani, Sundaradevi isn’t a home gardener (yet). Instead, she’s stopping hunger through SRI rice farming — an organic method of rice-growing that produces higher yields than the traditional method and is more resistant to flood and […]

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Stopping hunger in Sri Lanka: Indrani (part 2)

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In part two of her interview, Indrani talks about being her family’s primary breadwinner, encouraging other villagers to start their own home gardens, and the joys of raising chickens.

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Stopping hunger in Sri Lanka: Indrani (part 1)

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After surviving the tsunami and years of poverty, Indrani is now thriving, thanks to her involvement in our home gardening program. Her inspiring story of transformation starts here.

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Stopping hunger in Sri Lanka: Chandrani’s story (part 2)

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“The most important thing I have received from Oxfam is new knowledge … I have my self confidence and I can do anything.” In part two of her interview, Chandrani tells us how she’s growing a better future along with her vegetables.

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Stopping hunger in Sri Lanka: Chandrani’s story (part 1)

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Meet Chandrani, the ‘face’ of our Stop Hunger Appeal. Once a poorly-paid labourer, she now runs a home garden business that allows her to feed her family and earn a living from selling the surplus. But she didn’t do it alone.

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Sri Lankan garment industry struggles to attract women workers

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As Sri Lankan apparel firms prepare to spend 55 million rupee ($492,061.24 AUD) on a public relations campaign to attract more female workers, union leaders argue that ensuring better working conditions is the best way to improve sector’s image.

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Surviving floods in Sri Lanka

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Rishani Wijesinghe, Advocacy Coordinator for Oxfam Australia, meets survivors of the floods that struck Sri Lanka in January 2011.

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14,000 years for Sri Lankan workers to earn Nike CEO pay

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Did you know it would take the average Sri Lankan sportswear worker 14,000 years to earn the Nike CEO’s annual pay?

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Helping gardens grow

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Somawathi Gunapala, from Pillanduwa village, in central Sri Lanka picks ripe snake beans from the vegetable garden she has established with four other community members, with Oxfam Australia’s support. Environmentally friendly home gardens are helping poor families in Sri Lanka grow more food to eat and earn an income. Quintos Andesinghe walks in from the […]

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