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Thursday in Tanzania visiting the rice fields

This week, food writer and UK poverty campaigner Jack Monroe is visiting Oxfam's projects in Tanzania. Today she met farmers in Shinyanga, who are lifting lives with the income...

Juggling work and childcare – the challenges facing single parents in the UK

Single parents in the UK are more likely to be in poverty than those in a couple, and the same goes for children of lone parent families. To find out what challenges single parents are facing in...

Working single parents will be worse off under universal credit – but the government can change that

As the government's Universal Credit initiative to combine several welfare payments into one goes into its next phase, Caroline Davey from Gingerbread talks about the negative impact that it...

Latoya at Radio Cardiff

Latoya's Journey

My name is Latoya. I come from Barbados. I'm 28 and a participant in Oxfam Cymru's Sanctuary in Wales project  based in Oasis, Cardiff for women refugees and asylum seekers.  I...

Trip to the Bay

Anna McVicker writes: This week four women from Oxfam's Building Livelihoods and Strengthening Communities group based in South Riverside Community Development Centre took the bus down...

For once, the media showed they understand poverty in the UK

Since Iain Duncan Smith rashly joined a long list of politicians trying to "experience poverty" by declaring that he could live on £53 a week (the level of income a market trader said he...

Scottish Circle raise £8000 for Glasgow food project

A group of influential Scottish women have raised more than £8000 for a food project in one of Scotland's most deprived districts. The Scottish Circle held an art event using donations...

Sanctuary in Wales

Expanding our work with women in Wales ...