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Thursday, March 23, 2017
Duck out of buying chocolate eggs this Easter
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¬†Instead of buying your nearest and dearest chocolate Easter eggs, this year Christian Aid is urging people to order a quacking gift from to help people living in poverty. For just £24 you can purchase 16 ducks that will make a real difference to a family in one of the poorest communities in the world. Duck farming can help people rebuild their lives after disaster strikes. Climate change is causing natural disasters, such as floods and cyclones, to occur more frequently, destroying people's homes and farm land. In Bangladesh, Christian Aid's partner organisation Friends in Village Development helps communities to prepare for disasters by building homes on stilts to raise them above the floodwater and providing ducks that give additional food and income. The ducks act a little like a savings account: people can breed from the ducks to increase 'savings' and sell them when money is needed. And of course families can eat or sell the ducks' eggs all year round. The money Christian Aid receives from people who 'purchase' ducks from this Easter goes into a special agriculture and livestock fund, which is distributed to partner organisations in nearly 50 countries. For more information contact Kati Dshedshorov on 020 7523 2452 or
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