We know how fast this time of year can fly by. It's already the day before Thanksgiving! You're probably already getting the dreaded question: What do you want for the holidays this year?
That’s why we are excited to tell you that you can gift hope, dignity and empowerment to someone in need just by asking for Heifer animals this year and receiving these gifts on your very own Wish List for a Better World fundraising page.
Here’s a run-down of this perfect Holiday Wish List:
Chicks – A single chicken lays an egg every 24-26 hours, providing over 200 eggs or chicks per year. In addition to providing food source for a single family, these eggs and poultry can also be taken to market and sold, raising funds for medicine, clothing and more.
Heifers – A heifer can provide 4 or more gallons of milk per day – which can be made into yogurt or cheese. This not only provides nourishment to the recipients but creates opportunities for extra income at local markets. A cow also provides better cooking methods as Heifer works to install biogas stoves in which the manure from cows and other animals are used as fuel for cooking and other needs.
Llamas – A llama’s wool can be turned into yarn and fabric and is prized when woven into blankets, ponchos, carpet and rope. Each animal provides between four and eight pounds of wool a year meaning that weaving can become a lucrative business. Their droppings help fertilize scarce topsoil in the terrain where their given. And they are often used as pack animals to move goods to markets.
Goats – A dairy goat can supply a family with up to several quarts of nutritious milk a day – a ton of milk a year. Extra milk can be sold or used to make cheese, butter or yogurt. Goats often have two or three kids a year making it easy for Heifer recipients to pass on the gift of a goat to another family in need. This great investment allows our partners to lift themselves out of poverty by starting small dairies that earn money for food, health care and education.
Create your Wish List for a Better World page and ask for these Heifer animals this year.