Oxfam Australia – Knit a Square for Women’s Healthcare

Help the Oxfam Australia charity to demand world leaders keep to their word and provide decent health care for the world’s poorest people by knitting a patch for their giant baby blanket.

In the some of the world’s poorer countries, many mums don’t survive the birth their babies. In less than a year, half a million mums will die in poorly equipped hospitals because they can’t afford to pay health care fees. Numerous promises to end this travesty have falling well short in providing enough aid to deliver the medical services required to care for the sick.

Oxfam Australia is calling for knitters across the globe to help send a visual petition to world leaders in September 2008, to show that people won’t sit silently while this injustice continues. Oxfam are hoping for 250,000 ‘patches for poverty’ – one for every mum who should have survived pregnancy in the last six months.

Help Oxfam Australia with a Charity Gift

You can help raise funds with Oxfam Unwrapped, where you can purchase virtual charity presents which make ideal and unusual gift for a loved one.

From as little as £6 you could provide 100 school dinners for children in Brazil, or for £95 you can purchase a camel for a village in the Sudan!

These fantastic gifts are a great way put something back into the world whilst also giving your friends and family a real conversation starter.

> > click here purchase an ‘Oxfam Unwrapped’ present from Oxfam Australia

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