Where your money goes

Knowing where your money is going and how you're changing lives will help push your team on when it's tough. Oxfam works in over 90 countries, fighting poverty around the world through emergency response, development projects and campaigns to tackle the root causes of poverty.

Use the cost examples below to show your sponsors the difference their money can make, by adding them to your online giving page and quoting them when talking to people about the challenge.

Meet Susanna Edwards

Susanna is a rice farmer in Liberia. She was involved in a project helping 700 farmers improve their crop yields to grow enough rice to feed their families and make a sustainable living. And as a result around 7,500 people in the local area have enjoyed better, more reliable supplies of good-quality rice at affordable prices. Before this, Susanna said the price of rice was going "up up up". Now her crops have improved and she smiles as she says that she is working towards being completely self-sufficient.

Watch Susanna's video

Susanna's story

Video: How Oxfam is helping Susanna Edwards from Liberia

£7: Food for 10 days

£7 can feed a family of six for 10 days during an emergency by providing basic rations or cash vouchers.

£12: Help a midwife

£12 can provide a phone to a midwife in Ghana so they can refer patients to hospitals for potentially life-saving treatment.

£24: A family farm

£24 can provide a farming family with the equipment needed to plant an allotment, improving their diet - and their income.

£51: Train a teacher

£51 can improve the quality of teaching methods in Vietnam by training a pioneer teacher in new techniques.

£75: Build latrines

£75 can provide digging tools to build latrines in South Sudan.

£200: Uphold women’s rights

£200 can improve women's rights by giving legal support to a survivor of gender-based violence.

Last year, Oxfam transformed the lives of   13.5 million people.

Lasting change on a global scale. And it all starts with a little lift from people just like you.

How your money lifts lives 
For every £1 you give to Oxfam 

84p 

goes directly to emergency,
development and
campaigning work

9p 

is spent on
support costs

7p 

is invested to generate
future revenue