For children who are at risk of malnutrition, the complete protein derived from goats and pigs is critical to improving their health. While three chickens typically produce around 1,000 eggs annually, providing families with a rich source of protein. Bees come with the double benefit of improving crop yields for farming families, while augmenting their diets with honey.
Animals are distributed through Village Savings and Loans Associations – microfinance programs that teach women effective animal care and breeding techniques as part of overall literacy and numeracy, business and marketing training.
While gender equality training is an important part of our programs, many women in sub-saharan Africa are still prevented from owning land. Fortunately, the animals in our livestock program take up little space, giving a mom financial independence and the chance to lift her family out of poverty.
Donate animals to provide families with multiple income generating options. Chickens (eggs) and bees (honey and bees wax) produce high-demand produce that can then be sold and/or traded for other food. While goats, sheep and pigs breed quickly, allowing additional animals to be traded up for larger livestock or to be sold to finance new businesses.
Meet Abiriya, the smile behind our new Best.Gift.Ever catalogue (pictured above). Despite Abiriya's parents being successful small-scale farmers in Uganda, they were struggling to pay for the school fees for their five children.
When Abiriya's parents received goats, they also received training on breeding and how to care for their health and wellbeing. Breeding and selling the goats dramatically improved their family’s income, allowing the children to go to school.
Goats Save the Day During the Pandemic
Despite Abiriya’s parents inability to sell their produce in the local market because of the pandemic they are managing quite well.
During the pandemic I was able to acquire more land to increase our farming so I can plant more food for our family to eat, and hopefully sell to make up the income. We got the extra money to buy land because I sold one of my goats. Abiriya's mom, Beatrice
Best.Gift.Ever gifts, like goats, can change the lives of children like Abiriya, and provide them with the tools they need to grow and thrive!
Donate Animals here. We'll source them there
When you donate animals they'll be sourced locally, i.e. as close to the recipient as possible. This approach provides an extra boost to local economies while keeping transport costs to a minimum.
Send a Free Card to a Special Somebody
With each animal donation you will be able to select a FREE Printed, PDF or Ecard to send to a special somebody. Card designs include holiday, gift-themed (pictured), birthday, teacher, wedding plus many more. You can also buy charity animals without selecting a card.
Pay & Instantly Receive a Tax Receipt
When you donate livestock you will immediately receive a charitable tax receipt in PDF format by email. You can pay for your animal donation using a credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Amex) or via PayPal. Canadian Feed The Children is a registered Canadian charity.