It would be all too easy to become skeptical about how we as individuals can help with the high levels of suffering caused by poverty and famine in Africa these days, it has been an 'issue' for over 20 years. Even more so today, with Gordon Brown, Bono and Bob Geldof all adding to the pressing issue of how goverments could and should be helping with debt relief.
It would be all too easy to look at all of the corruption, genocide and tribal warring that goes on throughout Africa and look at what Mugabe is doing to his own people and think 'Why should I help?', if even famous people cannot solve these problems. But each of us can.
Donating to Send a Cow means that your money will go directly to those very subsistence farmers who need it most, by way of livestock and other practical farming advice. It is not wasted on organisational bureaucracy, nor does it go into the pockets of 'fat cat' goverment workers. Your money will actually buy real livestock that are suited to the harsh conditions in Africa and the very people who can use it and need it the most.
And look at the difference it can make ...
So before you go off on your summer holiday this year and spend vast amounts of money laying on your back enjoying the sun, why not help pay for 20 Chickens (£25), maybe a Beehive (£40) or even a pair of Goats (£125), which can be done via our page at www.justgiving.com/mongolrally2005, where the goverment will add 28% in 'Gift Aid' to every £1.00 you give.
Now wouldn't that make you feel better.