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The rich get richer – the gap is widening

What type of world do we want to live in? Do we really want to live in a world where the eight richest people in the world (all men) own the same wealth as the poorest half of the world? … Continue reading

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Slashing foreign aid? Not good enough!

Jacqui Lambie (an Australian politician from the state of Tasmania) has called for the cutting of the foreign aid budget but has rejected an invitation to visit some of these projects to see the difference they make. Lambie is unrepentant. … Continue reading

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The widening gap between rich and poor – Time to even it up.

In 2010, the 388 richest people in the world had the same wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population.  By the end of 2014, the gap between the rich and poor had widened so the richest 80 people … Continue reading

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The life you can save by donating

A few years ago I read The Life You Can Save by Peter Singer: a thought provoking, challenging read. By comparing our reaction to seeing a child drowning (everybody would try to save them) to children dying from poverty in … Continue reading

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Why I support Oxfam

I had an interesting discussion with some friends the other day about donating to Oxfam. We were discussing encouraging people attending a Christmas party to donate to a worthy cause. One of my friends didn’t want to support Oxfam because, … Continue reading

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Asset-based community-driven development in Ethiopia

[Updated 1 November 2018 to fix some broken links.] Oxfam Canada and the Coady International Institute have been doing some asset based community driven development (ABCD) in Ethiopia. Below are three videos explaining how it has changed the lives of … Continue reading

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ABCD in Ethiopia

A short video by Oxfam Canada about an ABCD program in Ethopia. I like how they call it Asset Based Community Driven development. Thanks to Andre from the Centre for Appropriate Technology for passing it on. If you liked this … Continue reading

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Learning from ABCD in Ethiopia

A video about asset based community development in Ethopia. A documentary by Write This Down Productions for Oxfam Canada and the Coady International Institute. If you liked this post you might also like: ABCD in Ethiopia More on ABCD in Ethiopia Making … Continue reading

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Making a small contribution to ending extreme poverty

After posting yesterday about Einota having to walk 8 hours for water and having a look at the Life You Can Save video, we have decided to take the pledge of donating 5% of our income next year. The life … Continue reading

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