Friday, 06 December 2013
Raising The Village’s “Gift Outside the Box Campaign” defines the true spirit of gifting, is truly unique and rewards both the giver and the recipient. By participating in the campaign, the patron sends a postcard to the recipient notifying that a donation has been made to a village in Uganda, in the form of a much-needed gift. The following are the featured gifts in the campaign that contribute to Raising The Village’s goal of eradicating extreme poverty in its partner villages.
These fences are constructed by integrating hives into fences and waiting for bees to settle in on their own. As the fences are occupied by bees, the elephants – known to destroy food supplies potentially leaving a family with a shortage for up to 6 months - are deterred from crossing into the fields.
MENSTRUAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT
There is a huge lack of sustainable sanitary protection which forces many women and girls to use old clothing, rags, or newspapers to deal with their monthly period. Over the last year we've partnered with Days for Girls in the village of Nanga to provide Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) kits for girls of school age. This equips them with the dignity and respect they deserve, making it easier for them to stay in school and build their own futures.
Families of mountain gorillas are eating and destroying much-needed crops. We’ve tried man-made moats, electrical fences, even chilli peppers yet none of these ideas have had any luck effectively deterring the 600 pound primates! Working with leading primate experts, each donation will go directly towards developing a humane and practical solution to this problem.
In the Ugandan community of Kanyamahene, villagers live without access to medical facilities and even worse, they have no means of getting to the nearest clinic. The trip takes about 6 hours each way, meaning that all the men give up their income for that day when transporting a sick individual. A bicycle ambulance would mean that only 2 people have to go on the journey instead of 50.
As part of the agriculture training program, community members are given a herd of goats in an effort to diversify their livelihoods by providing meat, fertilizer and a new revenue stream. These goats contribute to the overall economy of the community in a sustainable and self-sustaining way.
With these gifts, you'll not only be changing lives across the globe but you'll be inspiring friends and family wherever you are in the world to break away from the consumer frenzy. Now that's something to really warm hearts this festive season!
Tuesday, 03 December 2013
A Fantastic Gift Idea
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