Fact: goats make people smile. And not just when a person unwraps their gift. Goats also make people living in poverty smile. When a goat is presented to a person living in Mozambique, they know that it can breed to create more goats, provide manure for growing food and can even be sold to pay for school fees or tools. Plenty to smile about.
How This Helps
Goats can play an important role for people living in rural communities in Mozambique. They provide manure to help grow crops and produce baby goats that can be sold for an income. Goats are distributed to vulnerable families because they are easy to raise and take care of. Oxfam Australia also provides training in keeping, vaccinating and de-worming the animals.
“Before getting the goats, I didn’t have any hope. Now I have hope. I know that if I have a problem in my family, I can sell a goat for food. I can find money to solve the problem ... I feel good. I feel that I am secure and I see my future differently now.”
— Recelia Alexandre Chiruco, goat farmer, Mozambique
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.