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Whether you’ve been married 30 years, you’re on the dating scene, or are celebrating Palentine’s, give a Concern Gift in your loved one’s name and support a family living in poverty. Whether it’s growing nutritious food, a child’s potential or a small business, our gifts will make a life-changing difference.
For every gift you buy we’ll send you a unique card or e-card to represent your purchase so your loved one’s know what you’ve bought on their behalf.
1. Avocado Trees
This gift is a smash made in heaven. These lean, mean green berries provide 20 essential nutrients including fibre, potassium, B vitamins and folic acid. The avocado has guac it all and your gift provides eight trees, so you could help a family harvest over 2,400 of them a year.
2. Water pump
Get their heart pumping with this gift. Splash out on a water pump today and you’ll help farmers irrigate their land all year round – allowing their crops to flourish and produce healthier harvests. They'll not only grow enough to feed their family but the surplus can be sold at market to earn an income.
3. A sack garden
Bag yourself this un-beleafable Valentines gift. This gift will lettuce help families grow nutritious food and take control of their future. Concern supports families to make the most of their space by growing crops in sacks. These clever ‘sack gardens’ need less water and can be moved around, so they’re not affected by harsh conditions like drought or flood.
4. Keep a girl in school
You grow girl. In some countries, girls don’t get the same opportunities as boys. This gift supports a girl to stay in secondary school for two extra years so she can increase her potential to earn, avoid early marriage and challenge discrimination.
The perfect gift for your soil-mate. Know someone who loves nothing more than a good spud? Then this gift is a mash made in heaven. With more nutrients than you can shake a chip at, this incredibly filling and versatile vegetable is a meal in itself.
6. Climate-smart farming
A Valentine’s gift that’s outstanding in its field. The ever-changing climate is making it harder and harder to grow food in many communities worldwide. But you can help farming families grow enough food, in spite of climate changes cropping up. This gift includes all the tools and training a farmer needs to make use of climate-smart farming techniques, plus plenty of drought-resistant vegetable seeds too!
Give something corny this Valentine’s Day. This gift will provide a corn-stant source of vitamin C, vitamin B1, magnesium, potassium, fibre and energy-boosting carbohydrates. A family can also sell any leftover corn they have at market, and put the extra income towards working themselves out of poverty.
An a-grazing Valentine’s gift. The glass is always half full when there’s a cow around – they can produce over 5,000 litres of milk a year! Their grazing and manure also keep the ground healthy and fertilised for growing produce. All this makes them quite the cash cow, helping to lift a family out of poverty.
9. Mini farmyard
Give hogs and pecks this Valentine’s. Every year, super cute pigs and chickens make a huge difference to families living in extreme poverty - and now you don’t have to choose between them! You can buy a pig and six chickens, giving a family in need their first mini-farmyard, providing eggs to eat and manure to help crops grow. Combined, these seven helpful companions work together to provide valuable income and security all year round. They are cheap, easy to look after and help provide much-needed variety for the family diet.
10. Life-changing livelihood
Oh the places they’ll grow with this Valentine’s gift. Without any specialist skills or training, it can be incredibly hard for a vulnerable person to break out of the cycle of poverty. But this magical gift can provide someone with a six-month apprenticeship to help them take control of their life and grow their own business.
Sprinkle some Concern magic this Christmas
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