There's nothing like buying a book only to have the shop assistant raise an eyebrow at your choice and then mock your purchase! This happened today when I bought an idiot's guide in Oxfam Haywards Heath (which proved to be great entertainment when I read the lot while stuck in a traffic jam on the way home), and also happened in the Newbury store when I first moved to the town. Noticing that everything in Newbury was twice was expensive, I felt the need to buy "Rich Dad, Poor dad". To be fair, though it's a financial planning how-to guide, it does look a bit like a bodice ripper, but still, no need for the eyebrows!
Oxfam. What springs to mind? Charity shops and second-hand clothes? Donkeys from our Oxfam Unwrapped gift catalogue, bought for people in far-flung lands? They're part of the picture. But think bigger. Much bigger...
Oxfam is a vibrant global movement of passionate, dedicated people fighting poverty together. Doing amazing work, together. People power drives everything we do. From saving lives and developing projects that put poor people in charge of their lives and livelihoods, to campaigning for change that lasts. That’s Oxfam in action.
.What we do
To have the biggest possible impact on the lives of poor people worldwide, Oxfam concentrates on three interlinked areas of work:
.. Emergency response
People need help in an emergency – fast. We save lives, swiftly delivering aid, support and protection; and we help communities develop the capacity to cope with future crises.
. Development work
Poor people can take control, solve their own problems, and rely on themselves – with the right support. We fund long-term work to fight poverty in thousands of communities worldwide.
Where we work
. Campaigning for change
Poverty isn’t just about lack of resources. In a wealthy world it’s about bad decisions made by powerful people. Oxfam campaigns hard, putting pressure on leaders for real lasting change.
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