Poverty is complex and looks different in different contexts.
Listen to the voices of those who experience poverty and see what poverty is like for them during COVID.
Poverty has something to say. Can you hear it?
We’re inviting the public to ‘rethink poverty’ on 17 October – the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – and beyond, and to fight it with us.
We’ve put together an audio story series with StoryTeller to show the many faces of poverty, encourage all to look at poverty from a different angle and join us in creating a world without poverty.
Poverty has something to say. How will you respond?
Throughout the Rethink Poverty campaign, we at Oxfam will share the day-to-day challenges those who experience poverty face, and will hold events that help the public see their communities in a new way. Oxfam will also distribute rice to street cleaners and families that live in subdivided flats to ease their burdens, which have been exacerbated by the pandemic, and show solidarity.
Over the years, we’ve been supporting farmers who live in poverty to improve their livelihoods through the Oxfam Rice Event. This year, we’re putting a new spin on the initiative by working with social enterprise Sharing Kitchen and Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners to create our very own ‘Oxfam Rice Care Package’. Recipients of the package will not only be able to enjoy organic brown rice cakes, but will also be able to pamper themselves with some nourishing roasted rice tea that’s been prepared by women from low-income backgrounds hired through Sharing Kitchen.
What better way to act for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty than with our limited edition Oxfam Rice Care Package? What’s more, you are welcome to send a donation to support our local and global anti-poverty work!
We are selling a limited-edition Oxfam Rice Care Package – which features roasted rice tea made by women from low-income backgrounds and organic brown rice cakes – to raise awareness about and fight poverty.
Poverty isn’t just about hunger, nor is it about the lack of money. Climate change has led to more frequent and extreme weather events. What impact is this having on communities living in poverty?