We wish you a Merry Chick-mas and a Happy New Year! Behold, we’ve hatched the perfect Christmas gift idea — a chicken! This feathery friend will make someone’s day in a place like Vanuatu. It’s a poultry sum to pay for an egg-cellent gift! Some folks have all the cluck!
“The money [we make from breeding and selling chickens] is owned by the [women’s farming] group. We won’t divide it among the members but reinvest into the next lot of chicks.”
— Tamanu (pictured), Treasurer of the Oxfam-supported women’s farming group in Naokula village, Vanuatu
Chickens are helping families in Vanuatu earn a living. Oxfam Australia works to increase access to food in Vanuatu by providing families with the initial training, support and livestock to raise chickens. Households can then eat the eggs and sell baby chickens and eggs at market to earn an income.
Wow you read right to the bottom of the page, now what? Here's some other fun things to try out: Why not buy a goat for a family or view all gifts to explore the different ways you can help transform the lives of people living in poverty.