Flip through the pages of ChildFund International’s Gifts of Love and Hope catalog, and you’ll glimpse the hopes and dreams expressed by children in the 31 countries where we work — including the United States.
Here’s a sampling from the wish lists of vulnerable and excluded children who are anxiously waiting to see if their greatest needs are met.
2009 Wish List Items
• soccer team kit for children in Mozambique
• one large pig for a family in Zambia
• board game for a youth center in Zambia
• scholarship for the “Little Chef” nutrition program in the United States
• water buffalo to help a family in Indonesia with the hard work of farming
• a well and hand pump for a community in Afghanistan (carrying water long distances makes children too tired to attend school)
• mosquito net for children in India
• pair of goats for a family in Ethiopia
• set of beds and mattresses for family in Bolivia
• learning and development toy kit for children in Brazil
• a cow for a family in Indonesia
• five chickens with a pen for a family in Kenya
• 10 fruit tree seedlings for a family in Brazil
• a table and two chairs for a classroom in The Gambia
• supplies for a community garden in the United States
• vegetable seeds and a watering can for a family in Timor-Leste
• a sewing machine for girls in Guinea
• concrete floor for a family home in Mexico
Each gift you choose will be used exactly as described in the catalog. The gifts come in all shapes and sizes — and price ranges — and are a great way to become more familiar with the work ChildFund does.
Visit www.ChildFund.org/gifts for more ideas on how to make dreams come true this holiday season.