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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to everyone! 

In the spirit of the holidays, please think of those across the globe that don't have enough. Something as small as chickens for $25 can make a big difference! 

Give two chickens. Chickens give children and families a lasting source of nutrition and income. Fresh eggs raise the levels of protein and other nutrients in a family’s diet, and the sale of extra eggs and chickens can pay for vital basics.

Your gift of chickens will also naturally multiply to impact generations of children. Each family that receives chickens can sell the offspring for extra income or share them with other families in need. Chicks require little money, space, or food to thrive and grow — making them an ideal business venture for a single mom or vulnerable family. 

Chickens have been a blessing for Placeda Mesias and her children in the Philippines. “I am happy because there will be food,” says the mother of six. “Like the eggs.” Three of Placeda’s children were suffering from malnutrition before receiving the chickens. Now they are back to a healthy weight thanks to the nutritious eggs. 

In another village down the road, Nelsa Cayapas is also grateful for her donated chickens. “Thank you because it’s a big help, especially in the needs of my children, their schooling and their health,” says the mother of four. Nelsa has been able to sell chickens and eggs to her neighbors, using the income to buy rice, milk, sugar, and school supplies. 

The World Vision full catalog of animal donations can be found HERE.

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