Giving a Goat!
For years now, at Christmas, instead of buying useless gifts that my friends and family don't really need I have chosen to gift goats, ducklings and wells, to empower women in Nepal, support farmers in Vietnam or provide milk for kids in Tanzanian schools.
It makes me feel really great. In honor of my giftee I can provide clean water or an irrigation pump to an African Village or help a woman get a new business launched. It gives me more joy that buying a silly gift at the store, that may or may not be exactly right.
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