Has anyone else heard of this charity? I heard about it a few years ago, but am thinking about it now because I just received their gift catalog in the mail. Heifer International is a program that helps people obtain a sustainable source of food and income. I think this is a great approach to helping people around the world. It seems to me that someone in Malawi would profit so much more from receiving a cow and learning to milk it for his family and to sell the extra, than to have food brought in for a few meals.
I'm not saying that there aren't a lot of wonderful charities out there that help others, but this one speaks to me. Especially considering I am trying to bring more food self-sufficiency to my own family. What a wonderful gift to give someone this holiday season, instead of spending as much money on our friends and family as we normally would, maybe some of our friends and family would be happy to know that you bought a share of a cow in their name, or a flock of chickens.
Do you have a special charity that you love to give to during the holiday season? Or any time?