Help Provide Animals and Water for Women and Children in Africa

Originally Posted at Bibliophile’s Retreat by Melissa Meeks

~Give the gift of life this Christmas~

Hands of Hope, a charity of Women Helping Women A World Away, is announcing that their Holiday Gift Cards are available for purchase. These cards provide food, income and water for impoverished women and children in Zambia, Uganda, and Southern Sudan. They can be purchased on the Hands of Hope website for $15.00, $30.00 and $50.00. Purchasing these cards will provide goats, chickens or wells to help change lives. What could be a more meaningful gift for holiday giving for family, friends, and customer appreciation?

Hands of Hope helps mobilize communities to respond to the needs of women and children around the world. With an ever-expanding support base in the Chicago area, Hands of Hope works to raise community awareness regarding poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa and its relevance globally. We are confident in the integrity of the channels we have established so that contributions provide the highest possible impact for the most critical needs.

These lovely cards each represent a gift of twelve chicks to an impoverished family. $15.00 each


The inside of the card reads:
A gift of twelve chicks has been purchased and given to an impoverished family in Africa in your honor by:___________ As the flock multiplies, a struggling family will be given the hope to survive. Your gift will help those in need for generations to come.

These lovely cards each represent an actual goat being purchased for a needy family. Beyond providing much needed milk, a few goats can quickly become a herd, providing sustenance and additional income that can make the difference between whether a child goes to school or not. $30.00 each


The inside of the card reads:
A gift of a goat has been purchased and given to an impoverished family in Africa in your honor by: _____________ Offspring from your goat will be passed along to other needy families in villages where people are struggling to survive. This gift will bring hope and survival to many a continent away.

These cards each represent funding toward building a well in the Western Province of Zambia. $50.00 each


The inside of the card reads:
A donation has been given towards funding a well in the Western Province of Zambia in your honor by: ______________ Statistics show that nearly half of all people in developing countries suffer from health related problems caused by unsafe water. In addition, African women and children spend several hours every day collecting water which is often miles away and may or may not be contaminated. This well will provide clean and safe drinking water and will go a long way to ease a heavy burden for hundreds of village people who struggle daily with basic physical needs.

FYI – 100% of the money raised through the purchase of the cards goes directly toward the cost of providing the chickens, goats and building wells. NO administrative costs are deducted.

Important Links:
HOH Main Page, The Cards, Purchase Cards, How HOH Got Their Start, Current Projects

Contact at Hands of Hope:
Vicky Wauterlek VWAU@aol.com (847)381-7367

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