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Oxfam

Who is Oxfam?

Oxfam works with others to overcome poverty and suffering. They are an independent organisation who act as a catalyst for overcoming poverty. To achieve the greatest impact, they work on three inter-linking fronts:
• Saving lives by responding swiftly to provide aid support and protection during emergencies
• Developing programmes solutions that empower people to work their way out of poverty
• Campaigning to achieve lasting change.

What have we done to help?

Funds from 21st Century Leaders will be used in Northern Uganda and the Niassa province of Northern Mozambique giving poor communities the opportunity to work themselves out of poverty.

As part of a 4-year programme in Mozambique, Oxfam are helping poor farmers grow enough food to sustain themselves and are training them in sustainable farming. Oxfam will buy & distribute maize, ground nuts & rice seed to up to 4'450 farming families. They will set up 13 seed banks ensuring that families will have ongoing seed supply and so become less reliant on Oxfam to provide seeds yearly. They will organise 'learning exchange visits" so that farming knowledge can be easily passed between growers. Oxfam are also providing nutritional advice. Over a 4-year period they expect to help over 7'000 families, about 35'000 people in five of the poorest districts of Niassa.

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