Join with Oxfam to build hope in Tanzania

 

What’s happening?

Currently, there are 55,000 people who have fled violence to live in the overcrowded Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania. For people living in this camp, life is hard and filled with uncertainty. There are food shortages, malnutrition, dirty water and no way to earn a living.

“My life as a refugee started when I was three. It has been a difficult life, full of struggles. I have never seen happiness.” — Refugee from Nyarugusu camp, Tanzania

Oxfam’s efforts

Oxfam is working with local partners in Tanzania to provide families with clean, safe water. But to break the cycle of poverty and hunger, they need sustainable, long-term solutions. By donating today, you can create pathways for people in these refugee camps to earn a living, and work their own way out of poverty.

Just $60 can help provide a person with the training, equipment and protective clothing to become a sustainable and successful beekeeper.

$120 can help provide a person with a sewing machine along with all the required tools (machine oil, iron, scissors and tape measure) to create their own clothing.

$280 can help fund the purchase of an iron oven, frying plates, as well as the ingredients including wheat, flour, salt, sugar, cooking oil and yeast that can be used to bake fresh bread that can feed a family and provide an income.

“The money I make here as a tailor is what I use to buy extra food. People survive in different ways; it would have been very difficult for me if I had not had this job.”

— a member of an Oxfam-supported tailoring group.

Supporting Oxfam

Phoenix Rising For Children (PRFC) is an accredited out-of-home or foster care agency providing services in Sydney, including the greater metropolitan areas, Central Coast and parts of the Hunter region of NSW, Australia. PRFC was founded in 2001 to provide quality foster care to children and young people in NSW, including contemporary, quality, family-based foster care and effective and specialist support services to children and young people and their families. PRFC operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

Have you considered fostering a young one? PRFC undertakes regular planning and evaluation and has a focus on personal development and training. We are always interested in hearing from those passionate about making a meaningful difference for a child in foster care or a family requiring assistance. If you would like to become a foster carer and join our team providing effective and meaningful care to children and young people, please contact us!

We also provide family contact services, and these specialise in contact supervision for children in out of home care with their parents and other significant family members.

We can be reached at mail@phoenixrising.org.au

Learn more about our foster care agency in NSW at www.phoenixrising.org.au

How you can help

Join with Oxfam to help support refugee families in Tanzania to survive and thrive:
https://www.oxfam.org.au/my/donate/help-build-hope-for-the-future-in-tanzania

 

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