” Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime. “
At Heifer International it all starts with the gift of a sheep or a goat or a flock of geese. The animals that are gifted provide communities with food and reliable income― agricultural products such as milk, eggs and honey can be traded or sold at market. The new sustainable income gained by the families provides opportunities within their communities for building schools, creating agricultural cooperatives, forming community savings and funding small businesses.
Let Alton Brown explain to you exactly how Heifer International’s Pass on the Gift® works:
Heifer International also, helps to promote female empowerment by supplying women farmers with resources and opportunities that helps them to provide for both themselves and their families:
“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.”
Globally, not all women are afforded the same opportunities as men to make an equal and fruitful living. So the funds provided to Heifer go directly into helping women farmers and artisans gain the needed opportunities to improve their way of life, which greatly benefits the life of women farmers― like the Tres Alpaquitas in Marcapata,Perú.
The Tres Alpaquitas create beautiful hand-crafted scarves using traditional Peruvian patterns and fiber from alpacas they raise, and shear themselves. Heifer International’s mission is to provide these artisans with more than looms and knitting needles. In order to help them expand their businesses into the global market, Heifer provides cameras, computers as well as internet access so that they can showcase their products online.
Pass on the Gift®
This beautiful one of a kind alpaca scarf was hand-crafted by the Tres Alpaquitas…
and in the spirit of giving, I want to Pass on the Gift® by sharing a scarf from the Tres Alpaquitas with you, my lovelies. You can enter our giveaway via Rafflecopter simply by clicking the photo below and following the entry prompts. If you follow me on Facebook you can also enter via the Giveaway tab on my page.
If we all come together as a global community, we can and will make a difference in this world. So this holiday season, please consider choosing a meaningful gift― one that can change the life of a family and a community for the better. You can browse the Heifer International catalog here: http://bit.ly/HeiferLBCGive. Help Pass on the Gift® and become part of the recipe for lasting change.
Until next time, my lovelies,
Congratulations to Sarah-Jane M!! You’re our lucky winner. Can’t wait to see you rocking your new alpaca scarf.