Posted by: cherylyoung | November 29, 2012

THIS CHRISTMAS INSTEAD OF GETTING SOMEONE’S GOAT, GIVE ONE AND HELP THE LESS FORTUNATE

A goat nourishes a family with protein-rich

milk, cheese, and yogurt, and can offer a

much-needed income boost by providing

offspring and extra dairy products for

sale at the market.

It even provides fertilizer that can

dramatically increase crop yields

Buy one of these four legged mammals and

you’ll be helping provide a family with

almost 100 litres of milk each month.

Which adds up to a whole lot of nutrients

to keep a family healthy and enough milk

leftover to start a healthy family dairy

business.

Buy an entire herd and make a difference

to several families.

Do the maa-th it’s maa-rvelous!

Give a Goat!

When filmmaker Christopher Richardson

began buying goats as a thank you for his

clients it seemed like a more meaningful

gift than the standard branded trinket.

 

But it raised the question for him: are

ethical gifts really as life-changing as

they claim to be?

 

So he set off to Zambia to discover

what “ethical giving” is all about and

whether the goats he purchased were

indeed given to Zambian families or if

he was just plain naive.

 

A goat nourishes a family with protein-rich milk,

cheese, and yogurt, and can offer a much-needed

income boost by providing offspring and extra dairy

products for sale at the market.

 

It even provides fertilizer that can dramatically

increase crop yields

 

Buy one of these four legged mammals and
you’ll be helping provide a family with
almost 100 litres of milk each month.
Which adds up to a whole lot of nutrients to
keep a family healthy and enough milk
leftover to start a healthy family dairy
business.
Buy an entire herd and make a difference to
several families.
Do the maa-th it’s maa-rvelous!
Give a Goat!

When filmmaker Christopher Richardson

began buying goats as a thank you for his

clients it seemed like a more meaningful gift

than the standard branded trinket.

 

But it raised the question for him: are

ethical gifts really as life-changing as they

claim to be?

 

So he set off to Zambia to discover what

“ethical giving” is all about and whether the

goats he purchased were indeed given to

Zambian families or if he was just plain

naive.

 

Plan Canada is proud to have assisted

Richardson in his quest to trace the

goats he gave through our Gifts of

Hope program.

 

Plan staff accompanied the film crew

to Zambia and provided unrestricted

access to our communities and

projects in order to explore the

impact of the program and to present

an unbiased and accurate look at the

merits of ethical gifts.

 

Ask yourself: What is the greatest gift
you can give someone?
To see the video of Chris go to my
facebook page
www.facebook.com/cherylcyoung or
here is a link to the video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSYPowFlm7c&feature=player_embedded

CHERYL YOUNG, REALTOR

SAANICH PENINSULA REALTY

SIDNEY  BC. www.cherylyoung.ca

 

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