Whether it’s Christmas, a birthday or an anniversary, you’ll find a Cows ‘n’ Things gift for every occasion at Cows ‘n’ Things. From cattle, to chicks, to goats, or even an entire house, you can buy gifts that will transform the lives of older people overseas.
Cows ‘n’ Things is an ethical gift scheme, run by Age UK, designed to help the most disadvantaged people in later life overseas get the things they need – which is cows and things. We work in partnership with our sister organisation, HelpAge International, to support older people in more than 40 developing countries.
Whether it’s a cataract operation that can restore sight, a two room house that can shelter an older person and their family, or a cow that can provide milk and extra income, there are many ways your charity gift can help disadvantaged older people overseas.
It’s a fact that the world’s population is getting older – yet few governments or aid agencies target people in later life. Approximately 100 million older people in developing countries survive on less than 60 pence a day. Older people are often ignored, neglected and discriminated against, even though they’re the ones keeping families together when communities are decimated by conflict, HIV, famine or drought.
Your gift won’t just go towards supporting an older person and restoring their pride, it will have an affect on future generations too. If you buy a cow, or any of our gifts, we will pass it on to an older person in a developing country so they can support themselves and their family.
It might be hard to hide and even harder to wrap, but buy a cow from Cows ‘n’ Things and you could change someone’s life, not just their Christmas.