Chickens, pigs and toilets for Christmas

global gift chickensIn our search for new Global Gift ideas for Christmas, The Intrepid Foundation has come up with great gifts to give to your friends and family that will help people in need in other parts of the world. From toilets and pigs to learning tools for children with disabilities, you’ll be amazed how you can make a difference. With a range of prices to suit everyone, our new Global Gifts are not only affordable – they’re matched dollar-for-dollar by Intrepid Travel!

And what about solving your Secret Santa dilemma in the office? We all know those silly gifts are the thoughts that don’t count, so for as little as what you’d spend on lunch you could be supporting one of these great new Global Gifts…

Green Gecko provides security, education, care and opportunities to Cambodian street kids through their formative years and into their adult lives. After taking on over 60 children as their adopted family, Tania and Rem are now turning their attention to the broader community. When The Intrepid Foundation was looking for Global Gift ideas they offered many suggestions and we chose three that desperately need your support. One provides a family with chickens for meat and eggs, another finances a start up pig farm and the last allows a family to have its first ever toilet.

Baan Unrak Children’s Centre in Thailand came up with two vital gifts. One allows a dispossessed child living near the Burmese border to gain an education for a month. Your other gift can go towards providing medical check-ups to the largely overlooked border people, many of whom are refugees from Burma. This gift covers a medic’s salary, fuel and vehicle maintenance for a week, so that regular check-ups can be provided to vulnerable displaced families.

The Alola Foundation in Timor-Leste is working towards supporting women and girls. The new Global Gifts include a maternity pack for new mothers to help bring down the very high infant mortality rates. Alola will also help set up a woman with the tools, materials and support to start her own textile making business and bring in a reliable income.

These are just a few examples of how your thought can really count this Christmas. For our full list of Global Gifts please visit our website, and remember that your Global Gift donation will be matched by Intrepid Travel, so twice as many people will enjoy a happy festive season!

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Sue Elliot - Like many of us, Sue contracted a serious travel bug at an early age. She's visited over 90 countries in search of a cure, but her wanderlust just seems to get worse. Thankfully at Intrepid Travel she's amongst people who understand the affliction and since 1998 Sue has enjoyed being our blog and newsletter editor. Here you'll find helpful travel advice and inspiring tales from Sue and other Intrepid travellers.

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