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 provide families in Bangladesh with 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 of the people who receive a duck from Oxfam Australia use the money they earn to pay for their education, or invest in their business, helping them to break the cycle of poverty.
“Ducks lay eggs, which I eat and sell at the market ... My husband goes to the market to sell them, but I keep the money from the sales. I invest the money in my shop, and I also buy duck food. We have also improved our nutrition, as before we could only eat dry fish, now instead we have fresh fish too, and meat sometimes, as well as eggs.”
— Sharmin Akhter, Boron Pur village,
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.