Oxfam is marking its 67th year of working in India this year. Oxfam’s vision is a just world without poverty.
Oxfam knows that the most effective solutions to poverty are found when people are able to exercise their rights to livelihoods and decent work, and when they can work together to increase living standards and reduce vulnerability. They use a combination of rights-based sustainable development programs, public education, campaigns, advocacy, and humanitarian assistance in disasters and conflicts.
Oxfam India works in the six poorest states of India—Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Assam to campaign for education and health for all, fight discrimination against the marginalised communities, empower women and girls to challenge patriarchy and violence, advocate the private sector to do business responsibly, tackle climate change by investing in poor communities’ skills, and hold government accountable to its citizens.
Oxfam India hosts the biggest fundraising walkathon, Oxfam Trailwalker, every year in Mumbai and Bengaluru. People who believe in creating a just and equal India walk for 50 km or 100 km in teams of four and fundraise for the cause. Since it began in 2012, thousands of walkers around the world have successfully taken on the challenge. To qualify for the Trailwalker, a team must raise a minimum of INR 1 Lakh (INR 20,000 as joining contribution + INR 80,000 via fundraising /crowd funding) as contribution to the cause. One can also donate to a walker or a team and contribute greatly to this walk for equality. In 2016-17, over 400 teams raised more than INR 6 crores which helped change the lives of 7.93 lakh people in six of the poorest states of India.
Education for girls
Oxfam India is campaigning to fight against attitudes and beliefs that prevent girls from completing their education. They are also working with communities to get more children back to schools, and to hold governments accountable on the delivery of quality education under the Right to Education act. Your INR 500 per month will help Oxfam India enrol girls in schools, promote inclusive education and form student support groups to generate awareness of their rights.
Disasters & rehabilitation
Oxfam India has been working in the flood-hit areas of the north-east of India—Assam, Tripura and Manipur. While the floods are over, more than 15 lakh people in the three states have been affected by them. Oxfam India is on the ground helping affected families recover through livelihood support and public health programmes. People urgently need rehabilitation and long-term support. With your help, Oxfam India can help support the most affected marginalized communities in the remotest parts of North East. With just INR 500 per month, you can help support 1 flood-affected family today and enable them to rebuild their lives.
Contributions and donations can be sent to:
Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, 4th and 5th Floor, 1, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Phone: +91 (0) 11 4653 8000