After baby penguins, ducks are without a doubt, the cutest of birds. What’s more, this duck is helping a family in Bangladesh by providing them with nutritious eggs that they can eat or sell at the market, generating funds needed to send their children to school. And the best thing about ducks? They make little baby ducks, which means the family’s livelihood is secure well into the future.
How This Helps
Ducks give families in Bangladesh eggs that they can eat and sell at the market. These eggs can also turn into more ducks which, in turn, produce more eggs! Many people who receive a duck from Oxfam use the money they earn to start a small business or pay for their children’s education, which helps them end the cycle of poverty.
“We have been rearing ducks here since 2013 ... This year so far we’ve earned 5,340 taka [AUD $90] selling duck eggs ... But we can also eat the duck eggs. Our food source is secure ... I can now pay for my household costs. I’m also farming chillies! I rent agricultural land from my egg sales profits.”
— Shumati Rani, Golna village, Bangladesh
Gift Cards Which Make a Difference
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 third world country, or write a post on Facebook about how buying charity gifts online from Oxfam Unwrapped, is absolutely the most terrific way to buy Christmas gifts there has ever been. Or you could buy an early mother’s day gift, buy yourself a corporate gift on your boss’s credit card, or send someone some poo in the post.