Gift Giving

  • May 26, 2009

    The best charity gifts help develop the independence and sustainability of struggling economies. In the hands of local people, a small business can be a powerful weapon in the fight against poverty.

  • May 26, 2009

    Even when the law is not a direct disadvantage to them, it often fails to ensure basic human rights for women.

  • May 26, 2009

    If a country cannot educate or medicate its people, it doesn’t have much chance of putting an end to poverty. Whilst it is important for countries to receive aid for the building of these facilities, there is another short-term solution.

  • May 26, 2009

    Few recognise how important play can be – particularly a team sport such as football. This has all changed since the major charities set up charity gift schemes.

  • May 21, 2009

    Diseases such as malaria, polio and measles, which would be quickly and effectively treated in developed countries, often become fatal.

  • April 21, 2009

    Poor countries rarely have adequate sewage systems. In Nicaragua for example 80% of people live on less than £1.10 each day, and unsurprisingly, cholera and malaria are rife. Worst affected are the densely populated shanty towns, where sewage often runs unprotected at the side of streets.

  • April 1, 2009

    There has never been a wider range of choices when it comes to buying charity gifts, Buying charity gifts has become a popular way of supporting charities and those affected by poverty, injustice and disease. Established charities like Christian Aid, Oxfam, Practical Action, CAFOD, Save the Children, World Vision and Action Aid have all had their own charity gifts schemes, where you can buy a charity gift, for some years now. But now there is more choice than ever.

  • March 31, 2009

    If you want to give a life-saving gift, then what about a disaster emergency kit from aid agency CAFOD?

  • March 25, 2009

    Sri Lanka has long been a divided and troubled country, with tensions between the Sinhalese majority and Tamil separatists first erupting into war in 1983. Many thousands of people have lost their lives in the interminable ethnic conflict that has ensued.

  • March 24, 2009

    This Easter, as millions of children munch their way through chocolate eggs, it is important to remember that the industry that produces the cocoa survives on a massive child trafficking network, says charity World Vision.