Stories

Read the story of Alizeta, a farmer and widow in Burkina Faso. Credit: Samuel Turpin/ Oxfam

Alizeta Sawadogo is a farmer and mother of 8 children. She has been farming all her life, growing cereals. But yields have become increasingly low due to the effects of climate change. ...

Read the story of Mariétou, a herder in the village of Luguri in Burkina Faso. Credit: Samuel Turpin/ Oxfam

Marietou Sawadogo, a 27-year-old mother of four from Burkina Faso, is used to fearing the lean season, the period between the exhaustion of food stocks and the start of the harvest, which runs from June to August: "Because of climate change, my crops are insufficient to feed my family.

Kadigueta Barry is a farmer from Burkina Faso. She is 34 years old and has been internally displaced for 12 months. She fled the town of Barsalogho with her husband, leaving everything behind. Credit: Samuel Turpin/ Oxfam

For more than a year, violence by armed groups in northern Burkina Faso has forced more than 1.1 million people to flee to safer areas in the south, risking losing everything. This is the case of Kadigueta Barry, 34, who fled the town of Barsalogho with her husband and four children, leaving...

Team from INGOs in some African countries visits Oxfam in Ghana

Oxfam in Ghana Country Programme has gone through different phases since its operations began in 1986. Over the past three decades, Oxfam has supported vulnerable communities to access education, health care, agricultural resources among others.

The fisheries sector  serves as the main occupation for a lot of women and men in the coastal communities of Ghana. Credit: Naana Nkansah Agyekum/Oxfam

Writen by: Naana Nkansah Agyekum, Media and Communications Lead, Oxfam in Ghana

The occupation is often seen as a male dominated area. But a closer look at Ghana's fisheries sector...

Drought in Mauritania. Credit: Sylvain Cherkaoui/Oxfam

Fight carbon emissions and inequalities.

Victoria Banks lutte pour la survie de sa famille au Libéria. Crédit : Zwannah Kimber

Après des années de rétablissement suite à la guerre civile au Libéria, Victoria Banks pouvait enfin vivre de l'agriculture. Jusqu'à ce que la pandémie de COVID-19 frappe.

Bone Kortie is a trader who lost her source of income following the pandemic. Credit: Bettie Kemah Johnson-Mbayo / Oxfam

Bone Kortie is a mother of eight from Liberia and a small trader who lost her source of income as a result of the pandemic. She narrates her ordeal.

Illustration of Tedy in Mali. Credit : Sophie Le Hire

Discover the story of Tedy in Mali as part of the series The Day We Will Dance.