Unit 1 - M1 - Level 2

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Contrasting the ownership and purposes of Asda and Oxfam Oxfam – Purpose Oxfam was originally founded in Oxford, UK, in 1942. The name "Oxfam" comes from the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief founded in Britain in 1942 and registered in accordance with UK law in 1943. Oxfam International was formed in 1995 by a group of independent non-governmental organizations. Their aim was to work together for greater impact on the international stage to reduce poverty and injustice. Oxfam's first paid employee was Joe Mitty, who began working at the Oxfam shop on Broad Street, Oxford on 9 November 1949. Engaged to manage the accounts and distribute donated clothing, he originated the policy of selling anything which people were willing to donate, and developed the shop into a national chain... The purpose of Oxfam is to help create solutions to prevent poverty. Oxfam’s view is just to have a world without poverty and try to stop it as much as they can. They vision a world in which people can choose their own choices and decisions which affect their lives and enjoy their rights. And also assume their responsibilities as full citizens of a world in which all human beings are valued and treated equally. Oxfam are part of a global movement for change, one that empowers people to create a future that is secure, just, and free from poverty. Oxfam is very international and has more than 15 organizations working in more than 90 countries worldwide. All these organizations are to find the lasting solutions to poverty and injustice around the world. Oxfam don’t just focus on, Springs, Charity Shops, Second Hand Clothes and Africa. They think bigger. Last year they’re emergency and development work reached a staggering 15 million people in 55 countries, from the help or they’re supporters. In the past years Oxfam have achieved amazingly huge milestones such as helping 780,000 to grow

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