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), bees (honey and bees wax) and fish farms (Nile tilapia or African catfish) 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.
For children who are at risk of malnutrition, the complete protein derived from goats, pigs and fish 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.
I sold 10 goats for 6,850 birr, and bought a deep freezer and fridge and started selling cold drinks.
As a result, I've doubled my daily average income plus I still have 13 goats in good condition. Woinshet Tefera, 34-YEAR-OLD WIDOW From ETHIOPIA
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 (pictured), gift-themed, birthday, teacher, wedding plus many more. You can also buy charity animals without selecting a card.
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