This post is part of the Twelve Days of Oxmas series which will run from the 1st to the 16th of December 2015. The series showcases some of the many Oxfam Unwrapped gifts we have on offer in store. Find out more by reading this post.

Electricity is essential to modern living – just think how irate we in the Western world get when we suffer a power outage. For people living in poverty, such annoyances are a common reality. Electricity is expensive, and yet is essential

That’s where your gift comes in. Your gift could help provide a family with a solar lamp, to allow them to keep working past sundown. Or it could provide a community with solar panels, providing affordable energy. With electricity come the possibilities of fridges, to keep vital food and medicines at the right temperature, and solar-powered irrigation pumps to help water crops. This gift is truly life changing.


If this sounds like the sort of gift someone you love would appreciate, pop into the store and buy it today for £32! We also have the full range of Oxfam Unwrapped gifts in store, so why not check out the other wonderful options while you’re at it.

Please get involved by liking, sharing, and commenting on these posts. We want to know which gift is your favourite – and if you buy one, please Tweet us a picture of the card @OxfamPetergate using the hashtag #Oxmas.

If you missed the last Twelve Days of Oxmas post, click here to see it.