Give Chickens for Christmas
Matched Chickens until Dec 25*
Give chickens for Christmas for just $25 and we'll match your donation. Help two families in Africa change their lives today!
* Give chickens for Christmas & we'll match it up to a maximum of $50,000 thanks to a generous donor.
When you give chickens for Christmas the recipient receives three chickens (double during the match gift campaign) which doesn't take long to turn into a secure supply of eggs and a rich source of protein.
Hen house supplies, feed, and training to raise healthy, productive chickens are included as part of your chicken gift.
While gender equality training is an important part of our programs, many women in sub-saharan Africa are still prevented from owning land. Fortunately, chickens take up little space so when you give chickens for Christmas you're giving a mom financial independence and the chance to lift her family out of poverty.
For just $25 you’ll be buying three chickens (doubled during the match gift campaign) that produce about 1,000 eggs each year allowing families to sell or trade the surplus for other food products.
In a short space of time Medina (pictured) went from being a wife and grandmother to a widow and sole caretaker of her two young grandchildren. She could barely keep her grandsons fed or clothed.
Thanks to a donation of three chickens plus the training and ongoing support she receives, Medina's chickens have begun to lay eggs, which she sells at the local market to earn an income for her family.
This new income has been used to purchase food and clothing for the children, and to make small improvements to her house. It’s also meant that Medina has been able to keep her eldest grandson Alliy in school and she has been able to cover the costs of the supplies he needs.
Buy Christmas Chickens here. We'll source them there
The charity chickens you purchase will 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 Christmas Card to a Special Somebody
When you give chickens for Christmas they come with a FREE Printed, PDF or eCard, perfect for sending to a special somebody. Card designs include Christmas (pictured), chicken-themed, birthday, teacher, wedding plus many more. You can also buy chickens without selecting a card.
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