He's very happy that Oxfam is around. In fact, mention Oxfam to
almost anyone in Ethiopia and you get a smile. It's not surprising,
since the organisation has been providing respectful assistance
here since 1962.
You may not know that:
- All Oxfam
staff here are from Ethiopia or elsewhere in Africa, and they're
all very smart and very committed
- Oxfam works
closely with the other big charities. Unlike in the 70s, their
activities are now closely co-ordinated
- Oxfam keeps
in close touch with the government. Its drive worldwide to persuade
governments to prioritize their poorest constituents is arguably
its most valuable work.