Heifer International calls itself the most important catalogue in the world and I'd agree. This is where you can choose a gift that's meaningful in the name of someone on your list. In doing so, you help families around the world receive training and animal gifts that help them become self-reliant.
Giving an animal becomes a small business for them - they can make things from the wool, the milk and eggs and sell them. They can use the fertilizer and when the animals produce babies it only gets better, which in turn can begin to be shared with their neighbors help others in the village and larger community.
It's a sustainable thing that enables things like medicine, clothes, education and of course, keeping a roof over their heads to be possible. In our land of plenty and plenty of waste, NEED I SAY MORE???
Just CLICK HERE to get to their gift catalogue and click through. You can start from under $100 on up. There's a nice red button that says give where it's most needed. With every donation you'll get a gift card to give to the person you are honoring with this.
You can also put your money toward women's empowerment if you CLICK HERE - which is a very necessary state of affairs. Here is what they have to say about that:
If women farmers had access to the same resources as men, more than 150 million additional people would have enough food to eat. We aim to make that a reality. Your gift will provide support for women's groups, training in gender equality and the means to send girls to school. Help empower women around the world to reach their full potential.
This is just a wonderful thing to do. I'd even suggest you ask those gift card buyers to give you the cash to put toward this for yourself :)