How Oxfam India touched lives in 2018

How Oxfam India touched lives in 2018

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  • by Oxfam India staff
  • 21 Feb, 2019

This year, Oxfam India through its various interventions reached directly to 7.68 lakh marginalised people from Dalit, Muslim, Tribal and other communities in 1447 villages of our focus states (Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Assam). We are reaching to 43% women and 8% girls out of the total target population.

Oxfam India partnered with 93 NGOs with 37% (34 NGOs) headed by women to take forward our work to ensure the rights of the most marginalized in 87 of the remotest districts of India. 
Disaster Risk Reduction- Making Communities Climate Resilient:

•    21860 vulnerable communities in the most flood-prone villages of Odisha have improved access to critical information before and during an emergency through the Volunteer Network Management System (VNMS) tool facilitated by Oxfam India. It has helped to disseminate early warning information in real time and in the vernacular language through SMS. 

•     A network of more than 2600 volunteers from our intervention communities have been trained to provide necessary support to the community in taking timely community action before and during an emergency.

•    34439 community members are now resilient to face the natural disasters in disaster-prone intervention areas and trained in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).

•    675 Mock drills conducted in our intervention areas which has supported the community to face the disasters.

•    WASH committee members have taken leadership in restoring 630 number of drinking water Sources.

•    9225 farmers including 5468 women farmers trained on Climate Resilient Agriculture Practices. 



•    5400 youths from 25 colleges of Odisha were sensitised for generating demand for free medicines in health centres in 13 districts.

•    Due to constant advocacy under access to medicine campaign in Odisha, an enhanced budgetary allocation from Rs.263 Cr. in 2017-18 to Rs.304 Cr. in 2018-19 is provisioned in the budget for the NIRAMAYA Scheme (free drug distribution Scheme) alone. The government has also launched a new scheme for diagnosis called NIDAN in 2018.


•    13051 children (46% girls) from our intervention areas are now receiving a quality education.


•    136 schools and 117 Anganwadi centres are made functional.

•    440 School Management Committees (SMCs) made functional in Primary and Upper Primary Schools.


Active Citizenship with Youth for social impact

•    1025 youth from 25 education institutions and universities were sensitised on prevailing social norms in gender and challenging the same.

Gender Justice

•    Through our efforts to address Violence Against Women and Girls (VWAG), we have reached to 42872 women and girls who were part of our various programmes on leadership building, livelihoods, legal and psychosocial support.

•    Oxfam India partners have reached to more than 4.5 lakh men, women, boys and girls on the issues of violence against women in 2018.  

Saving Lives

•    25600 people and 45 schools were reached through public health promotion activities leading to disease-free communities after the floods. 

•    202 wells and 5 ponds were restored during Kerala flood relief programme.

•    2000 water filters were installed in villages for safe drinking water.

•    Oxfam India reached to 37452 people of 8500 Households for humanitarian relief distribution in Kerala and Manipur Flood response.


Natural Resource Management

•     Awareness and training programs conducted in our focus states reached to 6260 tribal women and men increasing their knowledge on Forest Rights Act and Community Forest Resource management. 

•    The Gram Sabhas in our project villages in Chhattisgarh have claimed community forest land over 55,343 hectares of forest with the right to manage the forest by the community.

•    39 Gram Sabha Kendra (GSKs) supported by Oxfam India and its partners are functioning today as a centre for sharing information and decision-making for the community on forest land, resources, laws and schemes. 

•    2975 tribal families have received over 4391 acres of forest land.

Agriculture and Women Farmers

•    At least 300 women farmers (women who do the soil testing, nursery raising, selling of fertiliser etc.) are supported to become entrepreneurs.

•    Income of 4642 women farmers is increased by 15%. 

•    One Kisan Mandi and 4 vegetable collection centres established in UP and Bihar respectively for women farmers.

•    1404 women farmers in Bihar have been linked with ICT based services through IFFCO Sanchar and Mobile Vani. They are regularly receiving voice and text messages on the weather forecast, cultivation technique and other related information.


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