Saturday, May 10, 2003
Earth-Info.Net has just come across the Send A Cow website and feels that this small but practical + highly focused charity deserves support.
The charity was set up in 1988 when UK farmers sent greatly needed cows to Uganda at the end of a long and brutal civil war...
Now all cows are locally sourced and it is possible for you to help communities very directly by sponsoring the purchase of a cow, goats, pigs, poultry, bees or fruit-tree saplings.
Depending on how much someone wishes to donate it is also possible to contribute a smaller amount towards a share in one of these sources of food, independence + income or even to provide a whole farm yard!
As part of the deal recipient farmers have to give the first female offspring of their gift to another impoverished family and preference is generally given to helping women (who are often amongst the poorest in society), the disabled or those suffering from AIDS or orphaned by it.
For those of you in the US, Send A Cow's partner organisation in the US is called Heifer International.
As a means of enabling individuals + families to help themselves and one another Earth-Info.Net struggles to think of a better cause to support...
Posted 5:38 pm by Matt Prescott