Lasting change starts small, with all of us right now
The climate crisis and the rising cost of living are having a devastating impact on global hunger. But there’s something we can all do to change this. In communities across the world, people are growing food, starting new businesses and tackling hunger.
Watch below to see how lasting change started as small as cassava roots for Magdalene in Port Loko, Sierra Leone.
Magdalene is tackling hunger in her community
Like you, Magdalene acts when she sees people affected by hunger. A gift today could support more projects that take small, necessary steps towards an end to poverty and hunger. Will you help create lasting change?
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Help support communities to grow food, start businesses and start lasting change for themselves
- £5 a month could help Oxfam’s local partners provide climate-resistant crops like cassava stems, and training that supports communities to start farming and continue ending hunger for themselves.
- £10 a month could help provide farming tools and essentials people need to cultivate land and crops and begin to feed whole communities.
- £20 a month could support a small grant to enable farming businesses to grow and diversify, enabling communities to have a secure source of food for years to come.
FEMINET’s small actions have added up to huge change for their community. Just as your small tap or click of a button below could add up to huge, lasting change against hunger.
Mariatu, Aminata, Ramatu and Magdalene on their 14 acre cassava farm in Sierra Leone. Credit: Nana Kofi Acquah / Oxfam
Help support communities to grow food, start businesses and start lasting change for themselves.
Alpha has witnessed the power of ‘small’
Alpha, Oxfam Country Director, Sierra Leone
"We've faced many troubles in Sierra Leone in recent years. Extreme heat and drought, as well as floods during rainy season, have decimated crops and farmland. People already struggling to make an income face soaring food prices – now reaching 50% inflation.
Alpha Sesay, Legacy Program Manager, Oxfam in Sierra Leone stands off the 14 acre cassava farm run by FEMINET in Port Loko, Sierra Leone. Credit: Nana Kofi Acquah / Oxfam.
“But our work is making a difference. After Oxfam and our local partners supported community groups with tools, with training and with other essentials, I’ve seen changes that I know will last. Changes that go beyond people in my country having enough food to eat. Children going to school healthy, women working for themselves and finding their voices to speak out for their rights.
“People are starting to create a better future for Sierra Leone, together. But there is still a long way to go. The climate crisis is only going to get worse and, in too many places, hunger is still rising.”
Every single day, Alpha sees what people can achieve with a little support, even in the face of conflict, climate change and inflation, all of which affects East Africa and many countries globally. Communities in hunger crises around the world could achieve lasting change, if we all come together. Will you join our global movement?
The climate crisis is becoming a hunger crisis
Intermittent drought and torrential rain is devastating farmland, causing food shortages and widespread hunger throughout the Horn and East of Africa especially.
The climate crisis in numbers
of people in Sierra Leone live in poverty.
people in East Africa face extreme hunger.
benefit from each farming group supported in Sierra Leone.
Magdalene, Alpha and groups around the world are proof that small starts can become life-changing for entire communities. The hunger crisis is a growing issue, made worse by climate change, conflict and rising costs that are forcing more communities into food insecurity, here in the UK and globally.
Today, you can join Oxfam’s global community of people working against hunger. Along with local partners, we support communities with the tools, training and essentials they need to end hunger for themselves. With your support, local farming groups can grow food year after year, in the face of climate disasters and rising inflation. Together we can also challenge the injustices of hunger. When you join Oxfam, you become part of a movement that asks the world's governments to protect and provide for the people going hungry every day.
What lasting change can we start together?
Cash grants can avert hunger and tide people over in the worst of a crisis, and help keep local businesses alive.
Supporting local small businesses to grow food means people can earn an income, live sustainably, and feed their families and communities.
Oxfam supporters challenge the world's governments to protect and provide for the people going hungry every day.
The global food crisis is a massive issue and huge, lasting change will start with small steps from all of us. As small as a tap or a click below right now.
Your donation can be part of lasting change – by helping to provide seeds, tools and training for people determined to challenge hunger in their communities.
Magdalene is a midwife, pastor and farmer. She leads the Female Ministers Network (FEMINET) a faith-based women's group of female farmers in Sierra Leone. Credit: Nana Kofi Acquah / Oxfam.
Lasting change starts today, with all of us.
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People are proud of us!"Magdalene, Sierra Leone