Giving a goat is a great way to celebrate a friend or loved one's birthday or anniversary, Christmas or Valentines Day – and show that you really care (in more ways that one) without giving unwanted clutter.
You can give a goat through CAFOD , a charity who work with and support some of the poorest and most vulnerable people around the world, regardless of race, gender, religion or nationality. Through their World Gifts initiative  you can give an ethical gift to a friend or loved one and help make the world a fairer, more equitable place at the same time.
You could give a goat for £25 – an inexpensive, yet long-term investment in the sustainable wellbeing of a struggling family. The goat is supplied with feed and veterinary care, so that it has the longest possible lifespan. It will typically yield 12 pints of milk in a week, and is a constant source of rich soil fertiliser. Milk that is not used by the family can be sold at market in order to pay for medicines, food and school fees.
Jamila Begum is a survivor of an earthquake in north west Pakistani. She received a goat from a CAFOD partner organisation after losing her husband, home and livestock. Speaking about the gift, she said: “I am whole-heartedly thankful.” The goat has helped her survive in very difficult circumstances, and continue supporting her two sons.
Order this gift as a special kids pack and you’ll get a free kid's funsheet, with games, jokes and an illustrated story to colour in. Children love meeting Giggles the Goat, and the stories are a great educational tool.
When you purchase the gift (which can be done quickly and easily online through the CAFOD World Gifts website ) your friend or family member receives a beautiful gift certificate illustrating your chosen gift. You will also receive gift card, in which you can write your own personal message, and an attractive calendar as a keepsake.
And if the goat gift isn't for you, the range of charity gifts on offer is wide. But whatever gift you choose, you can be sure that your charity gift is really making a practical difference to lives of poor people.