Save the Children - Mongolia
Registered Charity number - 213890
A third of Mongolian children live in poverty and their situation is exacerbated by the country’s harsh winters. The first two years of this century have seen some of the harshest winters on record. The country is still reeling from the collapse of the welfare system brought about from the withdrawal of large Soviet subsidies in 1990. Unemployment has risen and there are increasing problems of homelessness, family breakdown and the deterioration of the country’s education and health systems. Save the Children works in six regions of Mongolia, focusing on education and social welfare.
Send a cow
Registered Charity number - 299717
In East Africa 85 per cent of the people depend on small-scale farming to survive. Land is often scarce and native cows give only 1-2 litres of milk per day. Send a Cow provides families with a cross-bred cow whose milk yield is very high - up to 14 litres a day. The initial gifts go on multiplying indefinitely, as each person who receives livestock passes on the animal's first female offspring to another poor farmer, who will do the same in turn.