Clueless about what to buy that special someone this Christmas? Sick of buying the same old faithful socks, perfume or gift voucher every year? Why not get them something that will make them, and you, feel really good - buy a Trócaire Global Gift. With nine gifts ranging in price from €7 to €200 there’s something for everyone!
For Dad – why not buy a goat for a family in the Democratic Republic of Congo from the old goat in your life! This gift will provide food and milk to feed a family and help them generate a small income. The offspring from your goat will be passed to another family so the goodness of your gift lasts for generations.
For Mum – the gift of safe motherhood will make Somalia a safer place for all mothers. The infant mortality rate is among the worst in the world. This gift will ensure the safe delivery of babies and proper medical care for mothers - what a wonderful gift to give anyone.
For Kids – the perfect gift for kids to buy teachers is the gift of school fees and lunches which will open up a better future for a child in Zimbabwe or Somalia. This gift will allow them to stay in school and learn while also giving them a nutritious lunch, which is often the only good meal they will get each day.
For Doctors or Nurses - your gift of a mobile HIV clinic will help to stop the spread of HIV in Uganda.
Not only will the clinics attend to those who are sick but, through education and counselling, they will help entire communities to prevent the further spread of HIV.
For Farmers - your gift of chickens will provide a livelihood to a family in Malawi. Chickens can provide up to 200 eggs a year - a vital source of protein and income for a poor family in Malawi. They are a particularly good option for child-headed households because they are so easy to keep and a daily source of nutritious food.
FOR BUDDING HIGH
For Budding High Flyers – a cheap and risk free way of getting into the property game is to help buy a house for a family in Honduras! People in northern Honduras have been living under plastic since they were evicted from their homes. By choosing this gift of house repair materials and training you will help them to repair their homes and rekindle their hopes for a better future.
For Gardeners – know someone with green fingers? The perfect gift for them is the gift of fruit trees which will provide food for a family in Guatemala. These vitamin-rich lemons, oranges and pawpaws will not only form the basis of a healthy diet but will also provide a regular income for the family when they are sold at market.
Each Global Gift is sold with a Christmas decoration certificate enclosed in a Christmas card showing how the selected gift will be used. The person who buys the gift can send this card to a friend or family member as a gift to them. The recipient of the card can then read about how their gift will benefit a family overseas.
To purchase a Trócaire Global Gift this Christmas log onto www.trocaire.org/globalgift or call 1850 408 408.
Global Gifts are also on sale exclusively in Avoca and Veritas outlets nationwide and in Trócaire centres 12 Cathedral Street, Dublin, 9 Cook Street, Cork and Maynooth, Co. Kildare.