First Person Blog

Voices, video, and photos from Oxfam's fight against poverty

Saving for Change

Economic well-being

In Mali, a promise of empowerment

Fatumata Dumbiya told me that before Saving for Change, if her child got malaria, she could go around the whole village and not be able to find a single dollar, but now she has a safety net, and this gives her a sense of immense calm.

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The power of photography in 2009

It seemed like photography really came to the forefront this year, especially as a way to tell stories about the people behind our work. On that note, here are a few (very subjective) picks for my favorite Oxfam images from the year.