We know that you're already planning on making purchases from The Most Important Gift Catalog in the World, but here's a little something else for the folks on your list that helps us out, too!
Earthbound Trading Company is working with Heifer International to provide much needed assistance to areas hardest hit by the devastating earthquakes that shook Nepal earlier this year. The retailer is currently running a fundraising campaign with a goal of $30,000 to provide goats, training and supplies to the rebuilding efforts. Because Earthbound works with many Nepalese artisans, Nepal was a natural choice for their campaign.
But here's where it gets good for you: In addition to in-store and online fundraising efforts, Earthbound is offering Heifer supporters a 25% discount from the online store only and for a limited time of Nov. 12 – Nov. 14. Shoppers should use the code Heifer25.
Nepal is among the least developed countries in the world. Nearly one-third of Nepal’s population lives below the poverty line with more than 85 percent of the population living in rural areas, lacking access to food, water, shelter and clothing. A typical Nepalese farmer owns less than 1.2 acres of land. Even on such small plots, livestock has the potential to improve diets and increase incomes. However, the current quality of the animals and the farmers’ skills to improve their livestock’s productivity are both poor.
Six months ago, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal. Heifer International and Heifer Nepal immediately acted to provide temporary shelter supplies to nearly 23,000 families in 97 Village Development Committees (VDCs) and across 13 districts who lost their homes and livelihoods.
The path to full recovery will be a long one, but already Heifer participants are well on their way to rebuilding what was lost. We will continue to update the progress of these families. You can do even more for them by shopping Earthbound Trading the next couple of days, or by joining their fundrasier!