Christmas is coming and the wealthy world is preparing to spend billions on the event. I thought about this at a recent lawn sale as I pondered on the various Secret Santas and other gifts being sold on, many still sitting in their unopened boxes.
Our Christmas money could be so much more worthwhile. Here’s only two examples of how.
Cambodia is one of the world’s poorest nations. All rural families dream to own a cow but the reality is that most families will never be able to afford one.
Cows for Cambodia is essentially a “COW BANK”. We loan families a pregnant cow, they must look after it and when it has the baby they get to keep the baby and we take our cow back. It’s more about providing an opportunity to break the poverty cycle rather than a direct handout.
The success of this project has been overwhelming, so much so that the long term goal is to have 1,000 cows in the project which will make Cows for Cambodia one of Asias biggest Agriculture charity projects. But we need your help!!!!
I wonder if Sara, when she proposed to “make a business with me” via my buying and lending her a cow, may have somehow heard of Cows for Cambodia? The timing is amazing because I hope to do this for her via Cows for Cambodia, who know far more than me about such business propositions.
Sunrise Cambodia are yet another South Australian creation courtesy of Geraldine Cox. Cox, as I have also observed with Scott Neeson, ignores the armchair critics sitting in judgement from afar, in favour of spending their energies on the work at hand.
This Christmas the puns have been flying at Sunrise, asking supporters to “flush us with cash and let us do the dirty work”. As I discovered in my privileged ignorance last year, access to a toilet really does make a difference and lack of toilets is a worldwide issue for those living in poverty.