Why not buy your teacher an ethical gift this summer and invest in the future of a poor country at the same time? Currently, 45 million children in Sub-Saharan Africa don’t get the chance to go to school. Primary school enrollments and literacy rates in Africa are among the lowest in the world. Many children cannot afford to go to or stay in primary school.
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.
When people sponsor a child through World Vision, or give charity gifts through their virtual gift scheme, they are helping to develop the sustainability of a whole community, leading to a safe and healthy environment for children and adults alike.
Charities are urging people to turn one chocolate egg into 150 real eggs for families in the developing world this Easter. This cracking idea, being pioneered by World Emergency Relief, and called ‘Be a Good Egg’, is being followed by a brood of other charities.
You can give a charity gift through Action Aid, a charity who work with and support some of the poorest and most vulnerable people around the world. Through their 'Gifts in Action' program, 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.
If you find you need a special present or gift at the last minute, even on Christmas Day, then help is at hand! Even if it’s a rush job and you need something in seconds from the comfort of your own home