Gifts That Make a Difference
If you are looking for a gift for a friend or loved one, maybe for a birthday or anniversary or another special occasion, we have a range of alternative gifts available, starting from just £5. Each and every one will make a real difference in the lives of the poor and vulnerable in Burundi.
We have two types of gifts, Gifts of Compassion and Gifts of Hope.
When you donate to purchase your chosen gift, you’ll be sent an email, (please check your junk/spam folder if you do not receive the email in your in-box) and be able to download a PDF gift certificate which you can print off and give to your loved one so that they know what your gift to them has bought and the amazing difference it will make to someone in Burundi.
If you wish to purchase a single gift or several of the same gift, please click on the thumbnail below. If you wish to purchase a variety of different gifts please click here.
Gifts of Compassion
Gifts of Compassion help vulnerable children and families in crisis with their basic needs for survival, including food, shelter, and medical care.
The Gift of Porridge
Your £5 gift will buy a malnourished child porridge flour so they can benefit from a nutritious breakfast every day for a month. The porridge is enriched with nutrients and is vitally important for children who are living in poverty. Often they will only eat once a day and sometimes not even that leading to malnutrition, poor health and development. *
The Gift of Milk for a Child
Your gift of £10 will provide a malnourished or undernourished child with a cup of full-fat, highly nutritious milk every day for a whole month. This excellent source of protein is vital and makes a significant difference to their health, development and general well-being.
They absolutely love it!
The Gift of Medical Care
Your £15 gift will help alleviate suffering by providing urgent and often life-saving medical care and treatment to those living in abject poverty. In Burundi, most medical care must be paid for. Even seeing a doctor is beyond what the poor can afford, leaving them extremely vulnerable when they become ill. This gift really can help save lives.
The Gift of Shelter for a Vulnerable Family
Your £20 gift will help a family in crisis by providing them with shelter. For the families we support who are living in extreme poverty, even renting just a single room made of mud is beyond what they can afford. Your gift will help them with rent, giving them a basic but safe place to stay for a month. Your gift will make an enormous difference.
The Gift to Feed a Vulnerable Family
Your £50 gift will feed a family for a month. Burundi does not produce enough food to sustain its population, leading to high rates of malnutrition and poor health. Food prices have almost doubled recently, and for the poor, even when they work every day, they still can’t earn enough to afford even one meal a day. Your gift provides a family with a main meal every day for a month.
Gifts of Hope
Gifts of Hope offer a way out of poverty, including children getting an education or parents learning now that they can sustainably feed their families by learning Foundations for Farming.
The Gift of Primary Education
Your £30 gift will be used to help a primary-aged child from one of the poorest families in Burundi to attend school for an entire year. Although primary education is largely free, children can only attend if they have a uniform and a school kit, your gift provides these and gives a child the life-changing opportunity to get an education.
The Gift of Secondary Education
Your £50 gift will be used for school fees and to cover the cost of a uniform and a school kit for a secondary-aged child from a very poor family. The kit contains all the books, stationery and other materials they need for a year. This enables them to continue their education and gives them the hope of a better future, free from the grip of poverty.
Foundations for Farming Gifts:
The Gift of Land for a Year
Your £50 gift covers the rent of a Pfumvudza plot for a family for a year. A Pfumvudzaplot is 16m x 39m and is the exact size a farmer needs to be able to grow enough food to feed their family for an entire year when implementing Foundations for Farming. They can also gain an income from the sale of surplus crops and still have enough seed to plant the following year, making this a long-term solution and bringing hope for a life free from poverty.
The Gift of a Training Manual
Your £15 gift covers the cost of a Foundations for Farming Training Manual for a trainee farmer. This is an incredibly valuable resource for farmers as they begin to implement this new way of farming which Hope for Tomorrow Global has been teaching. Foundations for Farming results in far higher yields than conventional farming, enabling farmers to feed their families from just a small piece of land. It’s life-changing for those whose survival is dependent upon what they can grow. *
A Gift to Fund a Farmer
Your £70 gift will buy a ‘Pfumvudza Pack’, which contains seed, a hoe and the other equipment a farmer needs to feed their family for an entire year when implementing Foundations for Farming. This way of farming results in far greater yields than conventional farming methods. It’s transformational for those who are dependent on what they grow for their survival. This gift not only results in food for a whole family but gives dignity and hope for a better future free from the gift of poverty.
*Disclaimer: In the unlikely event that we have more Porridge gifts purchased than are needed, your donation will go towards other crisis needs.
Likewise, in the unlikely event that we have more Training Manuals purchased than are needed, your donation will go towards other training costs.
If you have any queries about our alternative gifts, you can get in touch with us by clicking here.