Oxfam almost always works with local partner organisations, which we ensure are carefully chosen. So why shouldn't you just donate to them directly? Choosing to support local communities through Oxfam has some big advantages:
We spread learning
Oxfam nurtures and builds the skills and abilities of local individuals and communities, so they can do more for themselves.
Oxfam makes sure that project implementation is monitored and evaluated. And we track how money is spent.
Oxfam works in around 90 countries around the world. This means that we can learn what works and use successful methods in other locations and we share what we've learnt.
We look at the big picture
All Oxfam projects are in the context of a long-term plan to develop a region, and we always 'plan to leave'. Our goal is to build local skills and experience so that communities can be in control of their own lives.