Thank You and Happy New Year from Oxfam Canada

Thanks to thousands of Canadian donors and supporters and partners around the world, Oxfam Canada is proud of many stories of success in 2012 and looks forward to many more in the New Year.

December 24, 2012

Thank You for Oxfam Canada's success in 2012

Thanks to thousands of Canadian donors and supporters and partners around the world, Oxfam Canada is proud of many stories of success in 2012 and looks forward to many more in the New Year.

Inspired by Oxfam Canada’s Engendering Change program in Ethiopia, Momina Anota set off on a path that led to self-confidence, increased family income and dignity within her community.  Awareness that she could be a breadwinner, plus money and risk training, set her on the path.

In Mozambique, thanks to Oxfam Canada’s Sustainable Livelihoods and Agriculture Program, Maria Deniassee lifted her family from dependence on an unpredictable harvest to selling surplus produce. Farm training, plus additional income from teaching adult literacy, were keys to her success.

Women like Momina and Maria are among the more than 6 million people reached by Oxfam’s work in 22 countries in 2012. In concert with local partners around the world and supported by volunteers, activists and donors across Canada, Oxfam provides humanitarian assistance and long-term development programs.

Oxfam Canada's mission is to build lasting solutions to poverty and injustice with a focus on improving the lives and promoting the rights of women and girls – from ensuring women’s needs are identified when distributing emergency aid, to campaigning for access to land ownership for small women farmers.

A survey found Oxfam Canada is considered by its partners to be a leader in gender equality and women’s rights. In particular, partners believe that Oxfam Canada has a deep understanding of the sector and believe that Oxfam Canada makes a major contribution to this sector.

Over 50 years experience in international development has shown us time and time again that women are leaders and change-makers with tremendous capacity to improve their lives and the lives of those around them.

For more information on Momina and Maria, please read their success stories:

A Path to Change in Ethiopia

My Life Improved a Lot