You can tell which type of project your gift will support from the last two letters of the gift code. For example the build a bog gift code is OU5008WS. WS stands for Water & Sanitation projects.
Find out how we spend the money for each category.
AD - Advocacy
Everyone has an opinion but sometimes it can be hard to be heard. If you buy any gift that ends with the letters AD it will help give people the knowledge and confidence to get their voice heard and change their lives for the better - for example helping women and men to speak out against domestic violence, defending indigenous land rights or training communities to resolve conflict peacefully.
AG - Agriculture
All our agriculture gifts help people to grow their way out of poverty. Buying any gift that ends with the letters AG helps give people the tools and training they need to grow food and provide a sustainable source of income.
CL - Climate change & disaster risk reduction
Climate change is affecting all of us but none more so then people living in poverty; lives are lost and whole villages can be wiped out by natural disasters. Money received from gifts ending in the letters CL will be used to reduce the impact of such events, for example, by building raised homesteads in flood-risk areas.
ED - Education
Education is vital in the fight against poverty and these gifts are identified by the letters ED. So whether it's training a teacher, building a classroom, or simply providing books, both children and adults can have a brighter future with our educational gifts.
HU - Humanitarian
Each gift bought ending in the letters HU provides help and relief for people in emergency situations - for example; water, feeding packs, soap, blankets and the people on the ground
LH - Livelihoods
Helping people to help themselves. By giving a gift that ends with the letters LH your money will help to offer a sustainable income to those who need it most. Whether it's training on growing crops like coffee or olives, getting legal advice to start a small business or any other kind of assistance these gifts enable people to earn a living for themselves.
LS - Livestock
Animals make a massive difference to the lives of people living in poverty no matter how big or small they are. Money from gifts ending with the letters LS will enable us to provide animals as well as the husbandry, training and medicines to keep them happy and healthy. All our animals are bought locally to the area where they are to be distributed.
WS - Water & sanitation
Water and sanitation are fundamental in keeping any community healthy. Buy any gift ending with the letters WS and this will support items and services like finding new sources of water, cleaning up current supplies, public health awareness and building toilets.