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If you think poverty is unfair, help even it up

 

Extreme inequality is outrageous. Families living in poverty around the world are forced to suffer impossibly low wages, inhumane working conditions, and a total lack of even the most basic public services like water, education and healthcare.

It doesn't have to be this way. Oxfam is fighting for a future where governments act to help everyone, where people are put before profits, and everyone is given a fair chance. You can support the people demanding schools and hospitals that are accessible to everyone, an end to tax dodging, and fair wages for all.

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A kidney transplant might have solved all of Oanh's health problems. But she could never afford one – and over time, her condition has deteriorated so much that now, even if a transplant was available, her body might not be able to cope with it.

Every year thousands of Vietnamese families are forced to take out loans and sell assets in order to pay for healthcare. In 2012, more than 400,000 Vietnamese households were pushed further into poverty in order to look after their health.

Credit: Adam Patterson/Oxfam

More than 2 million people in Nairobi alone live in settlements and slums where communities just don't get the support they need – for women and men to find work, for children to learn, for everyone to stay fed, healthy and safe. So Jane is doing her bit to even it up herself. "I decided to start getting some training," she says. "Then I decided I had to share those skills with my community."

Oxfam is working to reach 30,000 women around Nairobi with training, advice on insurance and information about their rights.

Credit: Allan Gichigi/Oxfam

After the government tried to close Thailla's school – and 94 others in the state area – she got involved with an Oxfam partner that campaigns for the right to education. The government backed down, and Thailla saved her school from closure.

With Oxfam's help, Thailla's determined to use her strength and skills to make sure everyone can get a good education.

Credit: Débora Klempous/Oxfam

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