On Saturday April 16, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador killing hundreds of people, leaving thousands wounded and causing severe damage to infrastructure. Access to safe drinking water and storage, as well as shelter is urgently needed. With your help we can reach the most vulnerable populations with vital assistance.
With short-term work projects, grants, and loans Oxfam is helping Haitian families get back on their feet.
Oxfam has engaged people for a total 25,319 work days in cash-for-work programs to enable them to earn money and do a job that will help clean up their environment -- such as removing rubble, clearing drains, and digging ditches to carry rainwater away from landslide-prone areas.
Oxfam has given cash grants of between $125 - $250 to a total of 23,374 families. Oxfam prioritizes women in our cash grants projects, to help them start small businesses, along with business management and training to help them become self-sufficient.
Read more about Oxfam's Haiti earthquake response