Everyone knows Oxfam‘s shops, but how often do we stop to think about what they actually do? Well, on closer inspection Oxfam is an incredibly inspiring movement with one big and bold but simple goal; to end poverty and injustice. Impressive!
Oxfam knows that poverty and injustice are man-made, but then so are the solutions to poverty and injustice… So they work across 15 organisations in 98 countries with partners and allies around the world to find solutions to these issues.
Oxfam says the best way to lift people out of poverty is to ensure everyone has the human rights that we are all entitled to and that we have power over our lives and what happens to us. So they work “directly with communities and seek to influence the powerful to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods and have a say in decisions that affect them.”
Having a say in how your food is made and sold is an important part of this, which is why Oxfam launched their new worldwide food campaign, GROW, in June this year.
The problem is the global food system is broken and it’s contributing to poverty and injustice, because the production and distribution of food is dominated by a few powerful companies and governments that put profit before people. They support a system that creates massive waste and over-consumption in some parts of the World and leaves a billion people hungry in other parts of the World. As Oxfam says, “although our planet produces enough food for everyone, 1 in 7 of us still go hungry every day.” The system simply isn’t working!
At hiSbe we love the GROW campaign because it shows how food connects us all and it’s about building a better food system together! GROW gets everyone involved in actions that will help bring about the changes needed for “a better future where everyone on the planet always has enough to eat.”
If you’re interested why not join GROW and get the Oxfactor today?!