International Development Gift Catalogue
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Through your generosity and kindness we will deliver practical assistance to vulnerable people in our community.
Village Savings Loan Association starter kit
A Village Savings Loan Association (VSLA) in Malawi helps to empower women financially and promote gender equity. Your gift of a starter kit includes a lock box, keys, basic training and ledgers for accurate bookkeeping. As women get access to loans for investment into small businesses, they start to become financially independent and go on to help the wider community through the VSLA.
You can help give vulnerable children and their parents a healthful perspective with the gift of training community health workers on nutrition. By training local workers, this education can lead to a permanent shift in mindset and practice in communities.
Literacy and non-formal education classes
You can help support a year-long literacy and non-formal education class in Pakistan. These classes help women and men improve their literacy and small business skills, enabling them to feel confident to shop in the marketplace or sell their own goods, knowing they will not be manipulated or overcharged. The classes also help parents support their children’s education to help them achieve brighter futures.
Life skills and vocational training
Provide a year’s worth of training for one disadvantaged young person living in Pakistan or India and help them get a job that will transform their future. Young people learn money management, skills for seeking and keeping a job, and personal development to help them achieve lifelong success.
Child health and safety training
Your contribution helps establish life-changing training and education programs in schools. Children are encouraged to understand their rights and value, and to share their concerns about trafficking or exploitation. Children are also taught basic water, sanitation and hygiene practices, which can transform the health and wellness of an entire community.
Pair of hermetic storage bags
Give families peace of mind about their food source. This pair of hermetic storage bags helps protect a family’s food source from external and internal insect damage. The bags are reusable and reduce dependency on chemicals, making them a better choice for a family’s health and the environment.
One chicken can change a life – starting with better nutrition from up to 200 eggs a year, and, once the chicken has bred, the sale of chicks and eggs delivers a sustainable income that can be the start of a thriving business. This life-changing gift also includes vaccinations to help ward off dangerous diseases and initial food for the chicken.
With your gift of a hand shovel, farmers can easily prepare soil for planting crops – thereby starting a healthier life and, potentially, a healthier livelihood. Establishing crops and learning sustainable techniques (as part of this gift) empowers families to farm a secure future.
You can help increase the harvest of a family’s farm and, in turn, help feed a family. This gift includes training in sustainable farming and the tools, seeds and fertiliser needed to get started and be successful.
Income-generating training course for girls rescued from trafficking
After a victim of human trafficking has been rescued, a long-term recovery plan is put in place to empower her and reduce her vulnerabilities to future trafficking attempts. You can give a girl in Tanzania two days of training on an income-generating activity that helps her develop financial security and builds her resilience against another trafficking attempt.
Maternal health training
Something miraculous and beautiful like pregnancy and childbirth is often a risky time for many disadvantaged Indian women, with 45,000 mothers-to-be dying every year*. Maternal health training helps decrease the maternal and infant mortality rate and prevent complications at childbirth. It also promotes infant health.
Imagine using a dirty toilet, with a roof that leaks during the rainy season and nowhere to wash your hands. When you buy a toilet, you can improve the health of children in East Africa immediately and long into the future.
Training on preventative health measures and healthy living (one year)
You can empower communities to improve the long-term health of children and adults. This gift for disadvantaged people in Pakistan provides valuable training on issues such as nutrition, personal hygiene, reproductive health, maternal care and preventable diseases. If your loved one is passionate about the health and wellness of others, this is an ideal gift for them.
Save hundreds of lives by supporting health education on subjects such as HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases and early pregnancy. Knowledge gives protection and power. A one-day training course upskills trainers and educates young women so their lives and futures can be healthy and hopeful.
Clean water is the foundation of a healthy community. Children who have access to clean water are healthier, better protected from waterborne illnesses, can attend school more often and use their education to build a brighter future. Your gift of a water tank can do all that – and more.
In the developing world, women and children often travel kilometres every day to collect water. You can give communities access to a borehole that provides a clean and consistent water supply. Instead of spending time walking to collect water, children can go to school and women can support their families at home or at work.
Every gift purchased through Salvos Gifts empowers communities to lift themselves out of poverty. The cost to implement each project varies. Therefore, when a project is fully funded, we direct excess funding to projects of a similar nature. This ensures the needs of the communities you support are met and that they have ownership of the project.