Sure, you could give someone a hamper -- that curried chutney would look amazing in their pantry for the next two years. Or, you could get a hamper that will help poor farmers get a fair price for the food they grow and consume. Right now. You know what to do.
How This Helps
Without direct access to markets, or the skills and knowledge needed to negotiate a fair price, Sri Lankan farmers are often ripped off. Their produce is bought at a low price and sold at prices too expensive for poor families. Oxfam brings farmers together so they can sell their produce directly to families and everyone gets a fair price.
“New clothes, new shoes, pencil box, pastels, exercise books which make me happy now. It is because now my parents can buy them for me. They have much to sell, such as vegetables and fruits. You know, now, I bring packet of rice and curries to school to eat during the break with my classmates. My classmates feel so happy when I bring some banana for them from our garden.”
— J A Osadhi Jayathilini, Grade 5 student, Sri Lanka
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 pig for charity, 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.