Join with Oxfam to break the cycle of poverty in Zimbabwe


What’s happening?

For five years, there was a punishing, unrelenting drought in Zimbabwe and this was followed by devastating floods. Now, Zimbabwe is facing an urgent hunger crisis. Farming has become almost impossible after the drought and floods, and 4.1 million people are directly affected by severe food shortages, with most families eating only one meal every two days. No food and water means that the children of Zimbabwe don’t have the energy to go to school, and so the cycle of poverty continues.

“Most of the time they will be staying at home due to a lack of food. My fear is that if I send them [to school] on an empty stomach they might collapse.” – Fiona, Zimbabwe

Oxfam’s efforts

Oxfam has been working on the ground in Zimbabwe to help end poverty in the country. They have rehabilitated the local borehole and now the locals have access to clean, safe water. This has resulted in improved attendance at schools. Oxfam have also distributed mobile phones so that locals can receive mobile cash transfers to pay for basic food items via text.

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

Learn more about our foster care agency in NSW at

How you can help

You can join with Oxfam in providing aid to Zimbabwe and your donation can provide nutritious food, clean water and save lives. You can help break the cruel cycle of poverty in Zimbabwe.

$70 can train volunteers with hygiene awareness training and equipment that will help Zimbabwean families protect themselves against deadly waterborne diseases.

$150 can provide hungry families with cash transfers via mobile phones to help them pay for nutritious food, covering 50% of their estimated needs for one month.

$300 can provide training and equipment for volunteer village women to learn how to use water points safely and sustainably.

Join with Oxfam and help break the cycle of poverty in Zimbabwe today;




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