Feel the love this Christmas with yaks, goats
MEDIA RELEASE: Feel the love this Christmas with yaks, goats and chickens
Yaks, goats and chickens might be not be at the top of your Christmas list, but for a family in Tibet, India, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia or China one of these gifts could be a lifesaver - providing food, shelter and transport for a child and family in need.
Chickens give a family a steady supply of healthy, nutritious eggs for their children to enjoy and produce enough to sell at the local market to bring in an income. Yaks provide milk, wool for knitting and even help with ploughing fields and transportation while their dung is used as fuel for fires.
These are just some of the unusual gifts on offer from Save the Children’s Wish List. Other gifts include a year’s supply of eggs, tree saplings, bicycles so children can get to school, footballs and netballs so children can play, emergency food baskets, clean water filers and baby kits. Prices range from just $13 to over $700.
All gifts purchased from Save the Children’s Wish List are delivered directly to a child and their community in some of the poorest places in the world – and really do bring the joy of Christmas.
“On behalf of all the students in my school, I would like to say tens and thousands of thanks for providing yak milk for our breakfast. My family can’t afford milk so this is my very first time to have milk for breakfast. At school we have very plain food but we are all excited as we now have milk and will be getting meat and yak ῢutter very soon," says So Choe, MarGyang Primary School, Tibet, one of the recipients from last year™s Christmas Wish List.
“Save the Children’s Wish List is a fun and easy way to do your Christmas shopping. Friends love it and children need it,” says Save the Children New Zealand’s Chief Executive Liz Gibbs.
“We designed the Wish List after asking communities around the globe what they needed. When you buy a Yak for a child and its community, your money pays for that Yak, rather than going into a general fund.”
Avoid the crowds this Christmas and do your gift shopping without having to leave the house. Save the Children will also take care of the packaging and postage. It couldn’t be easier to share the love this Christmas.