Tagged: livelihoods

Cyclone victims desperately tried to save their belongings from the storm and the floods that followed. This family lost their home but were able to save some of their belongings. Photo: Oxfam Novib

Oxfam's humanitarian response has provided support to around half a million people so far.

A rehabilitated well in Barbara. Credit: Oxfam

In a drought prone area like Mauritania, the issue of water access, in quantity but also in quality, is a big challenge. Oxfam livelihood program works to improve the communities’ access to water.

New animal feed saves time and money. Credit: Oxfam

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.

Women unloading gravel from wheelbarrows. Credit: Oxfam

“Before Oxfam intervened we used to have to use our hands,” says Zeinab, a gravel collector in Sadagha district.” They gave us shovels to gather the gravel and wheelbarrows to carry it. Now things are much easier on our bodies.”

A woman who has formed a cooperative of fishers. Credit: Rajendra Shaw/Oxfam

Oxfam believes that respect for human rights will help lift people out of poverty and injustice, allow them to assert their dignity and guarantee sustainable development.


In the tsunami- and conflict-affected village of Thandiadi, one group of women is rearing hybrid goats to improve their livelihoods and learning how to manage their finances at the same time.

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