Let’s face it, finding the perfect presents for friends and family can prove tricky. You might be fed up of splashing your cash on the same tried and tested gifts for loved ones, from boxes of birthday chocolates to comedy socks. So, next time you’re on the hunt for a present, why not think outside the box and go for a charity gift? Like, ummm, a goat for example. This unusual offering has a real feel good factor and these hardy animals can help communities around the world, and how the process of gifting one actually works.
What benefits do goats bring?
Goats can give farming families in countries from Somaliland to Honduras a source of life-sustaining nutrition. The animals provide people with milk to drink or sell, and they can be bred to ensure people have a sustainable livelihood into the future. By purchasing a goat as a charity gift from Oxfam, you can give families greater food security and financial independence. (Think ‘teach and man to fish…’)
Oxfam provides goats that are locally sourced and that have been fully vaccinated, meaning they’re healthy and ready to provide milk. They also produce manure that helps crops to grow. As well as the animals themselves, the charity offers business training to help families make the most of these precious resources. In addition to single goats, Oxfam can provide pairs of these animals. When they are gifted as a couple, goats can breed and enable families to start their own herds.
How does the process work?
Buying a goat for charity might sound complicated, but in fact the process is straightforward. Even if you’re strapped for time, you won’t struggle to send this present. Just visit the Oxfam Unwrapped website where you can choose the package you want to give, whether it’s a single goat or a pair of these creatures. Once you’ve identified the present you’d like to send, simply select a card in either a traditional design or an e-card. You can then add a personal message and, if you’re sending the gift by post, you have the option of adding an extra present.
Charity gifts like this can make a big difference to the lives of families around the world. You can find out more about how your money will be spent and the kind of communities it can benefit online.
This is a guest post by Oxfam, I received no incentive to publish this.