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Oxfam

Oxfam & Prospect @ 30 years

The generosity of Prospect members over the years has supported people across the world to better their lives, giving hope and a sustainable future.

Your support has helped small farmers in Eritrea, livestock loan scheme in Nicaragua, water aid for farmers in India, small scale coffee producers in Haiti, flooded communities in Cambodia, education for nomadic children in Kenya, food security and irrigation in Zimbabwe and currently supporting 1000's of girls and women in the slums of Nairobi to defend their right to decent work.

 

More detail and reports on the work Prospect members have and are supporting.

Women & girls casual domestic workers in the Mukuru slum

Prospect has funded research into the conditions of women in the slums who daily try to source domestic work. The final research report showed evidence of physical and sexual abuse and exploitation.

Working with Oxfam Kenya a far reaching project has been designed and awarded EU funding to address the exploitation through collective bargaining, up skilling and education to enable access to decent and safe work.

Education for All in Turkana

  • The ten mobile schools are providing an education to 1,150 children from nomadic pastoralist families.

  • All 1,500 children, who attended the introductory pre-school classes, have now been formally enrolled into schools.

  • The number of children enrolled in primary schools in Turkana has risen from 60,100 in June 2008 to 78,760 in June 2009.

  • Interim project report from Oxfam 

  • Article about the project published in the June 2009 issue of Profile magazine.

  • Final project report from Oxfam, October 2009.

Cambodia - flood impact along the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers

In 2007, Prospect members contributed around £28,000 to a project that aimed to minimise the impact of flooding on the lives and livelihoods of people and communities that live along the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers.

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