A Foot in the Market $15.00

Savvy start ups can't be afraid to knock on doors and put in the hard yards. But if that sounds like too much hard work you can still give families in Tonga the chance to shine. These women have an entrepreneurial eye but need a hand up, not a hand out, to get them off the starting line.

Silaiti and her grandson Alibaiti hold coconuts ready to be turned into Virgin Coconut oil, Tonga
Silaiti and her grandson Alibaiti hold coconuts ready to be turned into Virgin Coconut oil, Tonga
How does this gift help?: 

"This is a very useful source of money. My grandchild is better off because of this coconut project. I pay for his school fees and materials with our coconut money. It means our life has become easier and I am able to make his life better," said Silaiti.

Your gift is helping turning coconuts into hope for a brighter future.

Oxfam is helping local communities in Tonga to produce and sell organic, virgin coconut oil. We train locals to oversee the whole production process, from making the coconut oil to quality checks and record keeping.

With this gift, you will help provide equipment and training, ensuring farmers can produce quality virgin coconut oil to sell to domestic and international markets. This means people like Silaiti can earn a better income and afford to pay for school fees for her grandson.