One of the 114 merchants in the Jose Olaya market (in Villa El Salvador, south Lima), explains how training programs for commercial skills, developed by Oxfam with the local traders, have helped his business.
Hundreds of thousands of people who survived Myanmar's worst-ever cyclone are facing the prospect of being trapped in debt with little prospect of securing further credit or loans and need urgent help from the international community.
This documentary highlights the serious problems still facing many families affected one year after Cyclone Sidr struck the southern coast of Bangladesh. Despite funding pledges from international donors, only about one quarter of some 276,000 new homes promised have been built.
Ho Thi Hom's life changed for the better when she joined the rice cultivation training in 2006; the activity was part of a market-based model by Oxfam Hong Kong and International Development Enterprises (IDE) which aimed to improve the incomes of 200 families.