GIVE A GIFT TO TACKLE POVERTY AND INJUSTICE AROUND THE WORLDâ€¦ WWW.SALVATIONARMY.ORG.UK/JUSTGIFTS
We give gifts for a whole variety of reasons. We give them to show we care. We give them to bring joy to the receiver. We give them because ‘we saw it and thought of you’. JUST GIFTS exists so that you can show your global neighbours you care, to bring them joy. The gifts in this catalogue have been chosen to give you just a taster of the range of ways The Salvation Army is helping people to tackle their poverty and injustice in some of the poorest parts of the world.
HOW TO ORDER
Take a look through the catalogue and choose your gifts. The money you’ve given will help The Salvation Army tackle poverty and injustice around the world.
WHO’S GOT YOUR GOAT?
Order by phone, post or online (see back of catalogue for details). We’ll send you a gift card and voucher to pass on to your loved one.
The gifts in this catalogue have been chosen to give you an idea of what your money can do. We’ll always make sure that your money goes to something in the relevant area of our work, but as we always want to be led by the communities in which we’re working, it might not be used for the exact same thing as the gift you chose. However, that does mean that with this gift, unlike other types of presents you might give, it will always be exactly the right gift for the recipient – just what they need – so you don’t even have to keep the receipt!
MEDICAL CARE FOR A VULNERABLE GIRL
In Tanzania The Salvation Army cares for many girls who are vulnerable to trafficking or live on the streets. We give them protection and hope for the future. With this gift you can help them to receive the medical care they need during their time at our centre. CODE: 10075EM
FUN DAY OUT
What can you give to a kid who’s had their childhood taken away from them? How about the chance to help them reclaim it? What better way to do that than to have a day out with their new friends! CODE: 10076EM
For children at our Anti-Trafficking Recovery Centre in Tanzania, the opportunity to play and have fun is an important part of their recovery. Buying our Fun Day Out gift will help children like Busara* reclaim their childhood.
COUNSELLING FOR A TRAFFICKED CHILD
When you’ve been through the trauma of trafficking, having the chance to talk through your experiences isn’t just good – it’s vital. Give a child a listening ear to help them come to terms with their ordeal. CODE: 10083EM
After being trafficked, Lucy* was rescued by The Salvation Army in Tanzania. Now, at our Anti-Trafficking Recovery Centre, Lucy can receive counselling to help her recover from her experiences and find hope for the future.
SCHOOL BOOKS Education is one of the best routes out of poverty. Providing the books that kids need for school doesn’t just help them go to school, it also kits them out for the future. CODE: 10072EM
Hannah* loves to study and dreams of one day becoming a doctor. Choosing our School Books gift will help children like Hannah to get a good education and achieve their dreams.
*Names have been changed
TRAIN A FARMER
When you only have a small plot of land, you need to make the most of it. We’re sharing some simple techniques so that small farmers can grow their knowledge and grow more crops too. CODE: 10057FA
‘From my plot, I expect to harvest twice as much as I did last year. My maize is healthy and everyone is asking me what I did.’ Katamari, Zimbabwe
SEE PAGE 15 FOR MORE OF KATAMARI’S STORY
WARNING – Only suitable for people who want kids. That’s because we give families female goats so that when they have kids some can be given to help other families, and the rest are used to raise and sell, or keep as a source of milk. CODE: 10094FA
Kanda received a goat and training on managing livestock. Now he can breed goats to sell at market, use their manure to grow his crops and give the milk to his children. He said, ‘These livestock have added value to my life.’
Chickens are a great resource for people living in rural communities. These free-range vending machines can provide the whole family with eggs and give them a much-needed source of protein to add to their diet. CODE: 10093FA
MORINGA TREE Moringa trees are called miracle trees because their leaves are packed with vitamins and nutrients. In areas of high malnutrition we’re helping mothers grow their own so they can give their young children the best start in life. CODE: 10068FA
Ayisata learnt how to use moringa tree leaves to help her daughter overcome malnutrition. She said, ‘My child is now very healthy. The moringa tree is very useful, it changed the life of my daughter.’
Deep down in the valleys of rural China strawberries are becoming a fruity favourite on the markets. We’re helping teach farmers to grow them to boost their nutrition and sell to make some money for their family. CODE: 10069FA
MOBILISE A COMMUNITY AGAINST TRAFFICKING An educated community is a mobilised community. Help people to spot the signs of trafficking through community discussions and awareness-raising materials so they can protect themselves and each other. CODE: 10085HT
Ivy was trafficked to Saudi Arabia to work as a maid. However, The Salvation Army helped Ivy return home to the Philippines, and she now visits members of her community to raise awareness of trafficking, and uses her personal story to prevent others from being tricked by traffickers.
WOMEN’S RIGHTS SEMINAR In Jessore in Bangladesh women who find themselves working in the sex industry can feel like it is their only option. By hosting seminars for women The Salvation Army is helping these women find their worth and realise their potential. CODE: 10092GB
SUPPORT A TRAFFICKING SURVIVOR Women returning home after being trafficked are often emotionally scarred by the experience. The Salvation Army is reaching out to those trafficking survivors by visiting them in their homes and offering them the care and support they need to rebuild their lives. CODE: 10087HT
Liza was sold to a brothel as a teenager, but she is now part of The Salvation Army’s tailoring programme in Jessore, Bangladesh. She said, ‘I now have a normal life thanks to the [programme]. I am thankful for the help it’s given me. Life before was darkness. My life now is light.’
SEE PAGE 15 FOR MORE OF LIZA’S STORY
TRAIN A BEAUTICIAN Uneducated and unemployed young women in Nepal are particularly vulnerable to being trafficked, as there’s a lack of employment opportunities for them. Your gift can provide the training materials for us to give these women the skills they need to protect and empower themselves. CODE: 10088HT
‘I now feel more confident that I can do something in my life.’ Rupa, Nepal
LIVELIHOOD FISHING NET
Fishing is a way of life for many people in north-west Kenya, but a lack of decent nets and boats keeps them in poverty. We’re providing equipment and training to help them fish successfully and sustainably. CODE: 10070GE
Providing fishing nets, along with training in sustainable fishing and fish handling hygiene, has meant Emase and his community can fish more effectively and lift themselves out of poverty.
SUPPORT A SAVINGS GROUP
Savings groups meet together to save and share. They build up a communal pot of money that they can each use to build their businesses. Your gift can support one of these groups for three months as they work together to tackle their poverty. CODE: 10082GE
‘I have learnt a lot [though the savings group]. I have grown my business and I can now afford enough food for my children. This has changed my life!’ Consepta, Kenya
START-UP LOAN FOR A BUSINESSWOMAN
Many people living in poverty don’t have the money to get their great business ideas off the ground. By giving someone a start-up loan they can put these ideas into practice and kick-start their journey out of poverty. CODE: 10097GE
Bee-keeping is an important source of income in rural areas. By giving communities the material and training to make their own bee- hives, they can use and sell the honey, and add more hives when they are ready to expand. CODE: 10081GE
‘I want to be able to harvest honey to use to feed my children since it is very nutritious and I can use it as medicine.’ Kisimba, DRC
TEACH SOMEONE TO READ Many women in rural areas have never learnt to read, but this skill can be the first step towards an empowered, poverty-free future. Your gift can give someone the teaching materials they need to learn to read. CODE: 10086GE
Every community needs water. Sometimes it’s buried far beneath the ground, sometimes it springs to the surface and gets contaminated before it can be used. Your gift can help communities to keep their water clean and get it where it needs to be. CODE: 10081WA
A water pipe might not seem like an important gift, but it can make a huge difference to communities. Just ask Vicky: ‘Now there are no cases of water-related diseases reported at the health clinic.’
BAG OF CEMENT
SEE PAGE 14 FOR MORE OF VICKY’S STORY
Sand dams are a simple, natural way to ensure that communities with seasonal rivers have year-round access to clean, safe water. Help us as we work with communities to construct dams and cement their water supply for the future. CODE: 10052WA
Rose helped with the construction of her local sand dam in Muumoni, Kenya. She said, ‘I won’t be here for too much longer but I wanted to leave something for my children and grandchildren. I want them to have clean water, be healthy and happy.’
HELPFUL HYGIENE TIPS In poor, rural areas soap is expensive and hard to come by. But lack of good hygiene can be very damaging to a community. Help share some affordable tips and tricks to keep the whole family happy and healthy, with or without soap. CODE: 10063WA
CLEAN WATER FOR LIFE
Giving water really does give life, because when you help someone have access to clean water, you’re also helping to improve their health, farming, education and income. CODE: 10064WA
‘Diseases have reduced in our community since children can now access clean water at school and also at home.’ Elizabeth, Kenya
Buying fertiliser doesn’t come cheap, but we produce our own every day! With a composting toilet, people can have access to a safe, hygienic place to do their business, and produce cheap compost at the same time that they can then use to help their crops grow. CODE: 10065WA
WE KNOW SOME OF YOU LIKE TO USE JUST GIFTS IN YOUR FUNDRAISING, SO HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF THE WAY THE MONEY YOU RAISE COULD BE USED:
This section of JUST GIFTS is a little different. The prices on this page are just guides, so don’t worry if the amount you raise is more or less than the figures given – we’ll use whatever you raise to help communities around the world to tackle poverty and injustice. Instead of receiving a gift card and voucher, you’ll get a special certificate to celebrate the amount you were able to raise. Once you’ve finished fundraising, send your money to the address on p16 (cheques should be made payable to ‘The Salvation Army’ with a cover note), or contact us on 020 7367 4777 to pay in your money over the phone.
HELP A CHILD GO TO PRIMARY SCHOOL
Education is vital to protecting children from the dangers of poverty and exploitation. The Salvation Army provides education for vulnerable children in centres in places like Tanzania, where it costs £190 to provide a child with the uniforms, books and fees they need to attend school during their time at the centre.
SUPPORT A MORINGA MOTHER
A Moringa Mum like Mbala needs loads more than just a tree to overcome her children’s malnutrition. It costs roughly £350 to provide a mother with all that she needs, such as training on how to grow and use the leaves, moringa powder to start using in their family meals while the trees are growing, and followup support, as well as the tree seedlings of course.
SUPPORT A VOLUNTEER ADVOCATE
In the Philippines The Salvation Army is equipping community volunteers to spread awareness about trafficking and provide care and support to trafficking survivors who have returned home. You can help provide a volunteer with training and awareness-raising material, and help survivors to access the educational, medical and psychological support they need.
SET UP A SAVINGS GROUP
Setting up community savings and loan groups in communities are a great way to help people identify and utilise their gifts, skills and resources. In the sprawling slum of Kibera in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, it costs £878 to set up a group, including all the business training, learning materials and mentoring support for the first year.
PROTECT A SPRING
People in Kavwaya are blessed with natural springs, but when these are unprotected the water can easily be contaminated. The Salvation Army is working with communities to protect the spring and install a pipe so water can be collected before it can become contaminated. Once this is done the whole community can then access clean, safe water whenever they need it.
EVERY GIFT HAS A STORY VICKY’S STORY
Vicky’s community in Kavwaya in the Democratic Republic of Congo was concerned as they were regularly getting ill from the water collected from their local natural spring. The community members met together to work out how to address the problem. They decided to approach the local Salvation Army health clinic for assistance in tackling this issue.
neighbours. Community members collected stones and sand, and helped with the construction. Vicky supported by cooking and providing food to those involved in the construction.
‘NOW THERE ARE NO CASES OF WATER-RELATED DISEASES REPORTED AT THE HEALTH CLINIC.’
Together, they constructed a concrete protection around the spring to prevent the water from being contaminated before it could be collected by Vicky and her
Now that the community has clean water, Vicky is hopeful for the future. She is also well aware of the community’s ongoing responsibilities to maintain their protected spring: ‘I believe that if we as community members are serious about maintaining the water source, then the future for myself, my children and the whole community will be good.’
LIZA’S STORY When Liza was 15 her parents arranged her marriage and she was forced to leave school. Liza had two children within two years of getting married. Her husband soon became abusive, and also married a second wife.
She was at the brothel for a number of years and eventually became a shordarni (madam). She earned more money as a shordarni but also became addicted to drugs and alcohol.
‘LIFE BEFORE WAS DARKNESS. MY LIFE NOW IS LIGHT.’
After escaping, Liza and her children moved in with her parents and she began working in a juice factory. She worked long hours and was paid the equivalent of only £3 a day. Often buyers would come to the factory and sexually assault the women working there. Liza asked one of her neighbours for help to get another job, but instead of helping Liza, he sold her for 60,000 taka (£600) to a brothel in Jessore.
Liza’s parents both died during this time and she was left with no other family. Liza’s children were taken by her husband, where they remain. Whilst at the brothel in Jessore, Liza met community organisers from The Salvation Army’s Health Care and Counselling Centre and eventually joined the tailoring programme there.
Liza does not want to return to her former life. She said, ‘I now have a normal life thanks to the Centre. I am thankful for the help it’s given me. Life before was darkness. My life now is light.’ Liza hopes to be reunited with her children soon.
‘From my plot, I expect to harvest twice as much as I did last year. My maize is healthy and everyone is asking me what I did.’
Katamari Mary is a 50-year-old widow and mother of three children who lives on the outskirts of Kadoma in Zimbabwe. Poor rainfall, caused by climate change, meant Katamari and her neighbours were struggling to grow enough food to provide for their families. Therefore, The Salvation Army worked with the community to provide training in conservation agriculture. Katamari learned how to increase her crop yields using minimal rainfall, conserve the soil to increase production and increase her knowledge of agricultural practices.
‘I NOW KNOW WHEN TO BEST PLANT MY SEEDS.’
Katamari isn’t keeping this new knowledge all to herself; she has now trained four of her neighbours so they can reap the benefits too.
This project started by training 29 farmers in simple agriculture techniques. Thanks to each of them passing on their knowledge to others, over 500 people in this area have now increased their farming knowledge and improved their yields.
HOW TO ORDER
GIFTS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED
There are three ways to order your JUST GIFTS: Buy a Women’s Rights Seminar for your mum so she can help other women get empowered!
BY PHONE 01933 445 445 (Monday to Friday 8am–5pm)
For your DIY enthusiast even a Water Pipe will be an exciting gift. CODE: 10081WA
SHOP ONLINE www.salvationarmy.org.uk/justgifts
JUST GIFTS The Salvation Army International Projects Office 101 Newington Causeway London SE1 6BN United Kingdom
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Your green-fingered friends will want nothing more than to help us Train A Farmer. CODE: 10057FA
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Our School Books gift is great for any top teachers in your life. CODE: 10072EM
There’s sure to be a buzz around town if you give this Beehive Materials gift! CODE: 10081GE
HOW ELSE TO GET INVOLVED RUN A CAKE SALE OR RUN A MARATHON We have a number of fundraising packs to help you raise money for different issues such as hunger, clean water and sanitation, income generation and human trafficking. Call or email us to order your pack now.
INVITE US TO SPEAK We’d love to tell your group about our work and how we can each get involved in the fight against poverty and injustice. Give us a call or send us an email and we’ll see if we can drop by!
RESOURCE YOUR EXHIBITION Do you have an event or exhibition coming up where you could profile our work? We can send out magazines, flyers, posters and more to help you spread the word – all you have to do is ask!
JOIN OUR MAILING LIST We mail out our DEVELOP magazine twice a year. It’s full of updates about the work that we do and ways for you to get involved to help communities to defeat poverty and injustice. Get in touch if you’d like to receive your own copy.
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