Surprise Gifts: Things You Might Not Have Known About Places ChildFund Works
Maybe you know that 24,000 children die every day due to poverty-related issues. You understand that living in poverty means hearing “no” all the time. Here are some surprising ways that poverty says no to children — and specific ways you can turn no into yes, found in our Gifts of Love and Hope catalog.
Children in Sri Lanka walk 3 to 6 miles to school each day.
> 49565 Bicycle for student in Sri Lanka: $149
In Mozambique, nighttime temperatures dip down to 41 degrees. Children there typically sleep on bare mattresses on the floor.
> 49543 Blanket for a child in Mozambique: $12
In some areas where we work, meals are prepared over open flames inside homes with poor ventilation. Exposure to wood smoke can exacerbate asthma and other respiratory illnesses.
> 49547 Ecological stove for a family in Bolivia: $81
In Uganda, expectant mothers do not go to a medical facility for a safe delivery because they can't afford the birthing supplies they are required to bring with them.
> 49541 “Mama Kit” for an expectant mother in Uganda: $36
ChildFund's Gifts of Love and Hope catalog has more than 100 ways to say yes. Do it yourself, or celebrate the holiday season by saying yes on behalf of a loved one. We'll send a free, personalized gift card listing the item you select so your loved ones will know of your generosity in their honor.
You can select from the catalog online or call in an order to 1-800-776-6767. Here are three more featured items to help you with your holiday giving:
> 49471 Hen and Tom turkey for a family in Mozambique: $40.00
> 49513 Sewing kit and machine for adolescent girls in India: $220.00
> 49519 Seeds for a family vegetable garden in the Caribbean: $60.00
> 49461 Pig for a family in Mexico: $51.00