What we do

Oxfam in the Philippines works towards a future where Filipinos, especiaally women and other vulnerable sectors, are free from the injustices of poverty. During emergencies, we respond with life-saving aid while supporting people recover their livelihoods. Everyday, we drive change by working hand-in-hand with our partners in finding practical yet innovative ways to help families lift themselves out of poverty by influencing decisions that affect them. 

Farmers pushing for the release of the 71 million peso coco levy fund marched a total of 1,750 kilometers for 66 days from Mindanao to Luzon in behalf of the 3.5 million coconut farmers across the country (Photo: Rhea Pauline Catada)
Partnership is at the crux of our work. We believe that the only way we can affect lasting change is by working, together.
Members of civil society organizations and other civilians join in the Climate March held in Manila (Photo: LJ Pasion)
Our work promotes active citizenship, and see that more women, young people, and the poor exercise their political right to influence decisions that affect their lives and livelihoods.
Women in Bantayan Island were trained as masons to help rebuild destroyed houses after Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 (Photo: Genevive Estacaan/Oxfam)
We work with others to save lives during emergencies and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes.
Babu Bidarya Adam (left), a grandmother from Brgy.Tukalipnao, Mamasapano in Mindanao still continues to hope for peace amid the armed conflict that drove her community away from home.  (Photo: Rhea Pauline Catada)
We engage various stakeholders, civil society organizations,and policymakers so that ideas and institutions are transformed to ensure just and lasting peace in the Bangsamoro.
Marie Claire Labtik collects shells to make jewellery, five months after Typhoon Haiyan in Pooc, Bantayan (Photo: Tessa Bunney)
We work with partner organizations and alongside vulnerable women and men to end the injustices that cause poverty.
Herminia Caraga from Dolores, Eastern Samar, poses in front of the store owned by the women's association of which she is an active member (Photo: Genevive Estacaan/Oxfam)
Women are at the heart of what we do. In all our programmes, we promote women’s voice and leadership in decision-making on matters that affect their lives...