“The promise is more binding than the debt.” ~African proverb
Business training and a climate of entrepreneurship fosters opportunity.
Renowned photographers and curators of the Everyday Africa blog, Peter DiCampo and Austin Merrill, take over Oxfam America's Instagram account to share their travels from the Ivory Coast.
One of the coping strategies for families struggling with the food crisis in West Africa--digging for grain hidden away by ants--requires a huge amount of physical energy.
Across the Sahel of West Africa, 10 million people are facing an acute food crisis. It’s now the middle of the “hunger gap” season, the difficult months, as families wait for the next harvest in September and October. Things will get more difficult day by day.
Drought across the Sahel has triggered the crisis, robbing farmers of healthy harvests and shrinking the pasture on which herders depend to feed their livestock. Chad, Mali, and Niger are the worst hit.
Oxfam's innovative program now has more than 250,000 members, all working to improve their future with their own money.
Women in Mali are proud of the businesses they are building with their own money.
Some generous words to visitors leaving a small village.