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CARE AND OXFAM

 

Many organizations are trying to find a solution to the problem of world hunger.
 Two of them are CARE and OXFAM. They both provide food to hungry people.
 However they both believe that it is more important to help people produce their own food. 
Because of this belief, both organizations have programs to help people improve their lives.

CARE  

  CARE was organized in 1945 to help people after World War II.
 It distributed over 100 million food packages. Meanwhile, it was starting self-help programs.
 Today it has development programs in 37 countries.

  CARE gives equipment and teaches people how to build water systems, roads, schools, houses, and health centers. 
It also teaches people how to increase production on their farms, how to reforest areas, and how to start small village industries.

  Doctors and nurses volunteer to go to villages. They provide health care for the people.
 They also teach people how to improve their health. They train people to provide simple medical care.

  CARE also provides food for about 30 million people each year, most of them children.
 It gives special help when there is a flood, an earthquake, a drought, or a war.

OXFAM

  During World War II, a group of people in Oxford, England, organized Oxfam to send money to Greece.
 When the war was over, they continued to give money, food, and clothing to other countries in Europe.

  In the 1960s Oxfam started working on long-term development in many countries.
 It wanted to attack the causes of hunger, poverty, and disease.
 It wanted to prevent problems instead of trying to solve them after they start.
 However, in continues to provide food to the hungry, sick, and homeless.

  Oxfam believes that all humans share on world with limited resources.
 Rich and poor countries depend on each other.

  Where do Oxfam and CARE get their money? Ordinary people in developed countries give money.
 Oxfam  also has small stores. They sell beautiful things that villagers in developing countries make.
 Oxfam and CARE receive millions of dollars every year.

  Both organizations are international. They help people of any race, color, or religion.
 They meet with the people to decide on programs together.
 CARE and Oxfam help provide the necessities of life to less-developed countries.


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