Oxfam has been working on sustainable livelihood projects in western Scotland since 2008. This project will work with two community organisations based in Govan, an extremely deprived district of Glasgow. Tea in the Pot and Karibu are both women's support groups and the project aims to consolidate each organisation's existing home-based catering initiatives into a single, profit-generating and sustainable café. Oxfam will provide technical support, as well as help to develop small-scale local food suppliers, including fish farms and market gardens, and encourage the community
to achieve a healthier Govan.
This project aims to improve the health, nutrition and income-generating opportunities for communities in Govan, Glasgow. Specifically we aim to:
- Increase incomes through the development of a sustainable catering enterprise and by supporting local food producers to supply this enterprise.
- Improve community health by increasing the availability of locally-grown, nutritious, affordable food, and raising awareness of their health benefits.
- Empower communities to demand better access to fresh, nutritional food and work together to improve their local community.