Christmas gifts for 100 orphans in Masaka

 
$180
$9,368
Raised
Remaining
Dec 27, 2011

Why Give Christmas gifts?

Send a goat
Send a goat

Every child counts. He/She needs care and support. Orphans need to enjoy special days like any other days. However,this is absolutely impossible for children with no parents and no one provide. Even then there those children that are exteremely vulnerable despite having parents around. All these need our support with material social support and gifts that empower to improve their household incomes in future to make poverty history in 100 children and their children. 

For example Goats Are Great for Families

The gift of a dairy goat represents a lasting, meaningful way for you to help a little boy or girl on the other side of life  in impoverished communities.

Goats can thrive in extreme climates and on poor, dry land by eating grass and leaves. The gift of 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. Families learn to use goat manure to fertilize gardens.

Goats often have two or three kids a year making it easy for NIRP recipients to pass on the gift of a goat to another family member in need and hence self reliance. This great investment allows our beneficiaries to lift themselves out of poverty by starting small dairies that earn money for food, health care and education.

Pigs Provide for Families

Gift animals are like "living savings accounts" for struggling families, and the pig may well be the most interest-bearing.

Each gift can give a valuable source of protein, income from the sale of offspring and manure to nourish crops and soil and increase crop yields.

Pigs need little land and can thrive on crop and garden by-product scraps. An average sow can provide a family with up to 16 piglets a year. Pigs usually double their three-pound birth weight in their first week and can grow to more than 200 pounds in six months! This fast-growing gift means communities can be quickly transformed as offspring and training are passed on and on.

 

Chicks: A Good Choice

Chicken provide  needy children and their families nourishing, life-sustaining eggs to their inadequate diets.

The protein in just one egg is a nutritious gift for a hungry child. Protein-packed eggs from even a single chicken can make a life-saving difference.

NIRP helps many hungry families with a starter flock of  chicken. A good hen can lay up to 200 eggs a year - plenty to eat, share or sell. 

Because chickens require little space and can thrive on readily available food scraps, families can make money from the birds without spending much. And chickens help control insects and fertilize gardens.

Please join me and NIRP team provide these life changing gifts in the lives of 100 orphans and their families. Share you Christmas joy with vulnerable children that are likely to miss a good meal this Christmas though most of us will have more than enough for our families. Remember the less previledged children and their families. Everyone of us can change the world. Merry Christmas and happy new year.


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Project Leader

Muhwezi Henry

Programmes Manager
Masaka, Masaka Uganda

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