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    207 solar panels, plenty of clean water

    Oxfam with funding from ECHO has built a solar-powered system that is expected to pump over 60,000 litres of water, equivalent of a 40 storey building, every hour from the borehole to the storage tanks.

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    Meet Apio Maria, the Karamajong Business advisor

    38 year old Apio Maria was born and raised in Karamoja and married off at just a tender age of 16. Just like many Karamajong women, she cannot believe she now owns so much in her life and has people who look up to her. She says; “My husband, Lotte Joseph cared for his cattle […]

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    Heifers, changing lives of Maasai women

    It is a rather cold day in the mountainous Enguserosambu village in Arusha, Northern Tanzania. Maasai women, all dressed up in their traditional colorful clothes, are waiting, some in excitement, some in disbelief. “It is going to be an emotional day,” says Nashuru, as she waits for her turn to receive a heifer. “For the […]

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    Oxfam in Horn, East and Central Africa programmatic report 2014/15: Better Together

    Oxfam’s vision is a just world without poverty: A world in which people can influence decisions that affect their lives, enjoy their rights, and assume their responsibilities as citizens of an equal world. Underpinned by our global strategic plan, Oxfam commits to achieving six strategic goals: • The Right to be Heard • Gender Justice […]

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    Supporting livelihoods in northern Dafur through Savings for Change

    The conflict that erupted in Darfur in 2003 hugely affected women and girls – many of them not only lost their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers to fighting; they also lost their homes and their livelihoods. Before the crisis, women were the backbone of the family economy. They worked in farms and sold goods at […]

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