Give that special person in your life a gift that makes a difference this year. Whether you’re celebrating valentine’s day or not, giving one of our ethical gifts will have a lasting impact on the most vulnerable children and young people in Africa! Read through our top picks below.
1. Empower a young woman to start a business
In northern Uganda, decades of civil war have left the area in chaos. Fewer than half of all children complete primary education and youth unemployment is at 83%.
Poverty is rife and many women are forced onto the streets and have to steal food to survive. Robbery, petty crimes and sexual violence become normal.
By giving this gift you could help a young woman to start a business, breaking free from a cycle of poverty. For good.
Through counselling, vocational training and the materials she needs you could help to get a business off the ground in no time! Now there’s a gift that makes a real, long-term difference.
Give this gift | £15
2. A house visit from a trained carer
In rural Rwanda, disabled children are regularly excluded from society and education. They are stigmatised and forgotten. Families often hide these children away, out of shame or just because they don’t know any better.
But this gift could change that. A trained carer can give additional support to families looking after their disabled children, helping them to build a bond with their child that lasts a lifetime!
This gift helps to create a lasting impact, breaking down barriers faced by children with disabilities to make society more inclusive.
Give this gift | £10
3. A pig
If you’re looking for a cute and pink gift this valentine’s, this pig will do the trick! For families living in poor areas in Rwanda, it can be hard to cover essentials such as food and medicine.
This pig could allow a family to change this and earn a sustainable income!
They can breed piglets and use the manure to fertilize food-farming on their land. With income from selling the piglets, they can buy medical insurance and other provisions.
Give this gift | £12
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