Helping the Poverty Stricken<br />Elise Rhoads<br />
 “Poverty is not natural. It is man made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.” <br /> 			...
Have you ever noticed how great you feel after doing something good for others? <br />After learning about Oxfam America a...
Thesis<br /> Through partnerships with local organizations, Oxfam has helped millions of people in poverty not only surviv...
What is Poverty?<br />Poverty is powerlessness, lack of representation and freedom.<br />hunger <br />lack of shelter<br /...
Definition of Poverty<br />pov·er·ty   [pov-er-tee]  Show IPA–noun1.<br />the state or condition of having little or no mo...
We live in a world of Plenty, yet 840 million people go hungry each year.<br />1.2 Billion people live on less than $1 a d...
Around 27-28%of all children in developing countries are estimated to be underweight or stunted.<br /> Approximately half ...
Inspiration<br />Discovered this non-profit organization from a concert I had attended November of junior year<br />Oxfam ...
Poverty Affects Climate…<br />The environmental impacts of climate change are happening all over the world.<br />But what ...
<ul><li>Common Effects from Climate ChangeCommon effects of climate change on poor rural communities: Decreased agricultur...
Importance of Oxfam America<br />Oxfam America is an international relief and development organization that creates lastin...
How Oxfam Helps<br />During certain emergencies – such as disease outbreaks - Oxfam undertakes public health assessments t...
Advocating for Rights<br />Disasters usually hit poor people the hardest<br />They often live in the most vulnerable locat...
Are denied basic services
Are excluded from decisions about their futures
Oxfam works with the poorest communities to help them claim their rights to safety, services, and a voice</li></li></ul><l...
Preventing The Next Disaster<br />They are finding ways to help people prepare for emergencies and and prevent natural eve...
No amount of village-by-village work will ever be enough on its own. <br />Why? <br />Millions of the world’s poor people ...
“Unless we take action to reduce people’s vulnerability ahead of time, even the smallest  <br />
Current Issues<br />Climate Change<br />Disasters and conflicts<br />Hunger & Food security<br />Oil, gas & mining<br />Ai...
Climate Change<br />Poor countries are already suffering from the effects of climate change.<br /> Oxfam seeks to create s...
Disasters and Conflicts<br />Their mission is to do whatever they can to reduce suffering and save lives during emergencie...
Hunger & Food Security<br />Worldwide, one in six people now suffers from chronic hunger.<br /> Oxfam is working on soluti...
Oil, Gas & Mining<br />Oxfam seeks fair government policies and corporate practices in the oil, gas, and mining industries...
Aid Reform<br />US foreign aid under-performs and often fails to reach the people who need it most. <br />Oxfam seeks refo...
Community Finance<br />Having a safe place to save or access to a small loan can help a family work its way out of poverty...
Affordable Housing <br />A slow recovery and hardly any effort has left many residents of the US Gulf Coast struggling to ...
Workers Rights <br />Farm workers in the US are often subjected to mistreatment and exploitation. <br />Oxfam seeks to exp...
Water<br />More than one billion people lack access to a safe water supply, and that number is growing. <br />As water sup...
Trade<br />World trade could be a powerful force for reducing poverty, if poor people could sell their products at a decen...
US Public Policy<br />Oxfam is hopeful that the new administration will re-engage with the international community<br /> l...
Access to Land<br />Oxfam helps farmers and native communities gain legal title to their land, manage it in environmentall...
Equality for Women<br />Seventy percent of those living below the poverty line are women. <br />Oxfam helps women and girl...
Agriculture<br />For the world's small-scale farmers, farming can be a precarious way of life. <br />From surviving climat...
HIV & Aids<br />The factors that make people vulnerable to poverty and HIV/AIDS are similar, including a lack of access to...
Helps in Areas of…<br />
United States – US Gulf Coast Recovery, affordable housing, workers’ rights, climate change, aid reform<br />Central Ameri...
What YOU can do<br />
Donate<br />
What you can Do<br />Donate<br />Take Action<br />Fundraise<br />Volunteer or Intern<br />Work at Oxfam<br />
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  • And the children “die quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of the world. Being meek and weak in life makes these dying multitudes even more invisible in death.
  • The two regions that account for the bulk of the deficit are South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
  • The wealthiest 20% of the world accounted for 76.6% of total private consumption. The poorest fifth just 1.5%.
  • This is a visual and musical take on climate change and how it affects people worldwide. This film was made for OXFAM to help show people that climate change hits the rich and poor in two very different ways.
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    1. 1. Helping the Poverty Stricken<br />Elise Rhoads<br />
    2. 2. “Poverty is not natural. It is man made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.” <br /> Nelson Mandella<br />
    3. 3. Have you ever noticed how great you feel after doing something good for others? <br />After learning about Oxfam America and it’s global outreach, I knew I wanted to experience that sense of helping others to hopefully attain a better life as my graduation project.<br />
    4. 4. Thesis<br /> Through partnerships with local organizations, Oxfam has helped millions of people in poverty not only survive the devastation of wars, famines, and natural disasters, but to rebuild their lives. <br />
    5. 5. What is Poverty?<br />Poverty is powerlessness, lack of representation and freedom.<br />hunger <br />lack of shelter<br />being sick and not being able to see a doctor<br />not having access to school<br />not knowing how to read<br />not having a job<br />having fear for the future<br />losing a child to illness brought by unclean water<br />
    6. 6. Definition of Poverty<br />pov·er·ty   [pov-er-tee] Show IPA–noun1.<br />the state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support; condition of being poor; indigence.<br />
    7. 7. We live in a world of Plenty, yet 840 million people go hungry each year.<br />1.2 Billion people live on less than $1 a day.<br />12 million people die each year from lack of water.<br />Over 30,000 children under the age of five die each day due to hunger and other preventable causes.<br />
    8. 8. Around 27-28%of all children in developing countries are estimated to be underweight or stunted.<br /> Approximately half the world’s population now live in cities and towns. In 2005, one out of three urban dwellers (approximately 1 billion people) were living in slum conditions.<br />In developing countries around 2.5 billion people are forced to rely on biomass—fuel wood, charcoal and animal dung -to meet their energy needs for cooking.<br />
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    10. 10. Inspiration<br />Discovered this non-profit organization from a concert I had attended November of junior year<br />Oxfam volunteers were handing out cards with Oxfam information on it<br />Caught my interest, I knew right away I wanted to help in some way<br />
    11. 11. Poverty Affects Climate…<br />The environmental impacts of climate change are happening all over the world.<br />But what about its effects on people?<br />The increased frequency and severity of climate-related natural disasters such as droughts, floods, and cyclones cause economic damage.<br />Sea level rise and increased storm surges destroy infrastructure and lives of people in both coastal areas and low-lying lands.<br />Constant rainfall, rising temperatures, and extreme weather events harm agricultural production, worsen water scarcity, and spread infectious diseases.<br /> Climate change imposes huge financial losses and threatens national security. <br />
    12. 12. <ul><li>Common Effects from Climate ChangeCommon effects of climate change on poor rural communities: Decreased agricultural productivity-particularly in degraded areas where production is low and farmers struggle to make out a living• Decreased water availability and water quality • Increased risk of floods and droughts • Impacts on fisheries caused by uncertain stream flows, warming waters, and damage to coral reefs• Increased incidence of waterborne diseases such as malaria, cholera, and dengue fever.</li></li></ul><li>A glimpse of Climate Change<br />http://www.vimeo.com/6655465<br />
    13. 13. Importance of Oxfam America<br />Oxfam America is an international relief and development organization that creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice. <br />Individuals and local groups in more than 100 countries help Oxfam by: <br />Donating money<br />Fundraising<br />Volunteering at a local office<br /> Or actually traveling to a specific country to help. <br />Oxfam works to end global poverty by saving lives, strengthening communities, and campaigning for change. <br />
    14. 14. How Oxfam Helps<br />During certain emergencies – such as disease outbreaks - Oxfam undertakes public health assessments to help communities track the range of the problem, identify the source, and find workable solutions.<br />They are beginning to develop early warning systems that use public health indicators to alert Oxfam to potential problems brought on by changes in local conditions - such as drought. With this information, they can take steps to avert the disaster.<br />
    15. 15. Advocating for Rights<br />Disasters usually hit poor people the hardest<br />They often live in the most vulnerable locations:<br />On deforested hillsides<br />Or in low-lying coastal areas<br />Homes built from materials that can’t withstand the onslaught of nature<br /><ul><li>And they lack the resources to recover</li></ul>Because of these disasters- <br /><ul><li>They frequently face violence
    16. 16. Are denied basic services
    17. 17. Are excluded from decisions about their futures
    18. 18. Oxfam works with the poorest communities to help them claim their rights to safety, services, and a voice</li></li></ul><li>Help People Earn a Living<br />Getting back to work after an emergency helps people and communities recover more quickly <br />Some initiatives Oxfam takes are:<br />A variety of programs that offer immediate employment<br />Grants and loans that help jump-start businesses<br />Vocational training funding<br />Support some communities with distribution of basic farming <br />
    19. 19. Preventing The Next Disaster<br />They are finding ways to help people prepare for emergencies and and prevent natural events from becoming disasters.<br />They work with communities to take practical steps.<br />For example:<br />In areas prone to severe flooding Oxfam:<br />Helps people understand the risks<br />Map their resources<br />Create plans to help everyone reach safety<br />Oxfam also urges governments and international aid-groups to direct resources toward disaster prevention.<br />
    20. 20. No amount of village-by-village work will ever be enough on its own. <br />Why? <br />Millions of the world’s poor people are economically paralyzed by systemic barriers they cannot on their own. <br />A superstructure of laws, policies, and customs conspire which trap people in poverty forever.<br />
    21. 21. “Unless we take action to reduce people’s vulnerability ahead of time, even the smallest <br />
    22. 22. Current Issues<br />Climate Change<br />Disasters and conflicts<br />Hunger & Food security<br />Oil, gas & mining<br />Aid Reform<br />Community Finance<br />Affordable Housing<br />Workers rights<br />Water<br />Trade<br />US Public Policy<br />Access to Land<br />Equality for Women<br />Agriculture<br />HIV & AIDS<br />
    23. 23. Climate Change<br />Poor countries are already suffering from the effects of climate change.<br /> Oxfam seeks to create solutions to the crisis, including greenhouse gas reduction and financial assistance for the most vulnerable communities.<br />
    24. 24. Disasters and Conflicts<br />Their mission is to do whatever they can to reduce suffering and save lives during emergencies—whether they are caused by conflict or by natural events. <br />They partner with local groups in a network that stretches around the world.<br />
    25. 25. Hunger & Food Security<br />Worldwide, one in six people now suffers from chronic hunger.<br /> Oxfam is working on solutions to ensure that no one, no matter where he or she lives, has to go to sleep hungry.<br />
    26. 26. Oil, Gas & Mining<br />Oxfam seeks fair government policies and corporate practices in the oil, gas, and mining industries.<br /> Supports the right of communities to participate in decisions about the use of natural resources.<br />
    27. 27. Aid Reform<br />US foreign aid under-performs and often fails to reach the people who need it most. <br />Oxfam seeks reform of US foreign aid to make it more efficient, modern, and more focused on ending global poverty.<br />
    28. 28. Community Finance<br />Having a safe place to save or access to a small loan can help a family work its way out of poverty. <br />Oxfam America has pioneered a microfinance model called Saving for Change, which self-replicates on a large scale and at a low cost.<br />
    29. 29. Affordable Housing <br />A slow recovery and hardly any effort has left many residents of the US Gulf Coast struggling to rebuild.<br /> Oxfam is leading efforts to ensure the needs of the most vulnerable are fully addressed.<br />
    30. 30. Workers Rights <br />Farm workers in the US are often subjected to mistreatment and exploitation. <br />Oxfam seeks to expose sweatshop conditions and human rights violations in America's fields.<br />
    31. 31. Water<br />More than one billion people lack access to a safe water supply, and that number is growing. <br />As water supplies are threatened, rural communities are most affected—and have the most to lose. <br />
    32. 32. Trade<br />World trade could be a powerful force for reducing poverty, if poor people could sell their products at a decent price. <br />However, unfair trade agreements and agricultural subsidies hamper efforts to reduce poverty in poor countries.<br />
    33. 33. US Public Policy<br />Oxfam is hopeful that the new administration will re-engage with the international community<br /> lead the fight against global poverty<br />and create positive long-term change that will result in a more prosperous, secure world. <br />
    34. 34. Access to Land<br />Oxfam helps farmers and native communities gain legal title to their land, manage it in environmentally friendly ways, and defend it against pollution and other threats.<br />
    35. 35. Equality for Women<br />Seventy percent of those living below the poverty line are women. <br />Oxfam helps women and girls overcome gender discrimination, realize their potential, and become decision-makers and leaders in their communities. <br />
    36. 36. Agriculture<br />For the world's small-scale farmers, farming can be a precarious way of life. <br />From surviving climate change to being paid a fair price, Oxfam helps family farmers around the world earn a decent living.<br />
    37. 37. HIV & Aids<br />The factors that make people vulnerable to poverty and HIV/AIDS are similar, including a lack of access to health care and education; violence; racial and gender discrimination; and other human rights violations.<br />
    38. 38. Helps in Areas of…<br />
    39. 39. United States – US Gulf Coast Recovery, affordable housing, workers’ rights, climate change, aid reform<br />Central America, Mexico, and Carribean – reducing vulnerability to disaster, climate change, aid reform, equality for women, land<br />South America – oil, gas, and mining, land, trade, and climate change<br />West Africa<br />
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    42. 42. What YOU can do<br />
    43. 43. Donate<br />
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    55. 55. What you can Do<br />Donate<br />Take Action<br />Fundraise<br />Volunteer or Intern<br />Work at Oxfam<br />

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