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.
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.
Pandemic Impacts Family Finances
The pandemic hit 7-year-old Stecy’s (pictured) family hard - her grandmother Betty had to sell her poultry farm due to rising costs of feed, and all the money earned from that venture was used to provide food for the family. Coupled with children being out of school, increased cost of public transportation and home goods, Stecy’s family was in a tight spot financially.
More than just a goat
But then Stecy’s family received the Best.Gift.Ever of a goat and it restored hope for the entire family. In the infancy stage, Stecy’s family’s goat herding project is going to set-up Stecy and her siblings for the future.
Betty received training on goat care, farm expansion, and access to a veterinary consultant. Now with three goats, Stecy is looking forward to how the goats will support the family.
A Best.Gift.Ever like goats can change the future for children like Stecy by setting up families with reliable sources of income and food, so they can all thrive.
35-Years Experience Feeding Children
Children Canadian Feed The Children is an independent, secular development agency with 35-years experience feeding children.
We take a community-led approach to improving food security in the communities where we work.
We're an awarding-winning, 5-star rated charity that envisions a world where children thrive free from hunger and poverty.
“I donate to Canadian Feed The Children because children should not be hungry. It’s up to us to make sure this doesn’t happen.”