Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Oxfam: Volunteer, Donate or Visit the Online Gift Shop

50 % of the World Population lives on less than $2.50 a day… that is an alarming statistic. That is just more than £1.50 at the current exchange rate. Can you imagine living on less than £1.50 a day?? No, I can’t either! That is £10.50 per week, £42 per month or £547.50 per year! In addition to this, Statistics Brain also cites that 22,000 children die every day due to poverty…

Today’s post is about Oxfam, a charity that aims to change all of that. When you hear Oxfam, what springs to mind? Charity shops and second-hand clothes? Africa? Think bigger. Much bigger. Last year, Oxfam’s emergency and development work reached a staggering 15 million people in 55 countries! Thanks to their amazing supporters.

With 70 years experience in 94 countries, Oxfam understands what people need to tackle poverty head on - seeds, tools, business training - whatever it takes. Last year, they ran 47 emergency responses in 31 countries, providing vital support in desperate conditions, from clean water top life-saving lessons in public hygiene.

The effects of Oxfam’s support and investment? More kids in school. Better health care for mums and babies. More and better aid. With your help, they can campaign to tackle the root causes of poverty!

Here are some key statistics that help to show the difference that Oxkam is making, include:
·      2 million
people trained in
women's rights
·      780,000
people helped to
grow more food
·      5,700,000
people given access
to clean water

Last year, with help from people just like you, Oxfam transformed the lives of 
15 million people worldwide.
For every £1 you give to Oxfam, 84p goes directly to emergency, development and campaigning work 9p is spent on support costs 7p is invested to generate future revenue.
So, how can you help? Volunteer your time, donate items to Oxfam Charity Shops, donate online, or visit their online gift shop.
Be a part of the solution to end poverty!

Ronell x

The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life.{John F. Kennedy}

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