Merry Christmas and Thank You!
First, Merry Christmas! I know it is a special time for many of us as we celebrate the birth of our Savior. Second, I want to say thank you to all of you who have shared my posts, purchased a book bundle from my site, shopped through my affiliate links, or purchased one of my digital books. Your support makes it possible for me to write posts each week and makes this gift possible!
When I started Empowered Sustenance a year and a half ago, could never imagine where it would go. I feel blessed to enjoy the hours I spend each day blogging, knowing that I can make a difference to readers and, at the same time, create a job that I love.
What we’re giving
This Christmas, I knew I wanted to gift animals to impoverished families. Livestock is literally a gift that keeps giving in more ways than one. For example, a dairy cow or goat provides a family with nutrients from milk and cheese. The family can also sell surplus dairy products to bring in income to help fund other living expenses. Since the domestication of animals, livestock has provided portable wealth for families. A farm animal changes lives!
This isn’t a gift from me, it is a gift from all of us because your support made it possible.
I chose to give through World Vision because they are committed to using your donation in the most effective way possible. They reach people across the globe, regardless of their religious beliefs, gender, race, or ethnic background.
Here’s what we gave through Empowered Sustenance this Christmas:
- We gave dairy cows – According to World Vision, One cow gives up to 5,000 gallons — or 350,000 glasses — of milk in its lifetime. That’s enough to provide plenty of protein and calcium for children. And surplus milk can be sold for family income. If you want to give your own dairy cow, you can do so here.
- We gave goats – Goats nourish a family with protein-rich milk, cheese, and yogurt, and can offer a much-needed income boost by providing offspring and extra dairy products for sale at the market. They even provide fertilizer that can dramatically increase crop yields! If you want to give your own goats, you can do so here.
- We gave a goat paired with two chickens – Goats nourish hungry children and families with healthy milk, cheese, and yogurt. Chickens provide fresh eggs that are rich in protein and nutrients, and extra eggs and chicks can be sold to pay for basics. If you want to give your own goat and chickens, you can do so here.
- We gave pairs of 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. If you want to give your own chickens, you can do so here.
If you feel led to do so, please consider gifting your own animal to impoverished families, there are many gift options so you can find something that works for you. Another option is sponsoring a child, this costs about $1 per day and you help provide a child with food, clean water, and education.
Merry Christmas and I’ll see you in the new year!