25 December 2006

The Gift of a Water Buffalo

Heifer International
Happy Holidays! I wanted to share with you one of the more memorable gifts I've received in a long time - a real live water buffalo from Heifer International! That's her in the picture with her adoptive mom - a subsistence farmer in Asia. The buffalo will provide support to the family farm with milk and hard work, and when she has calves, they will be passed on to others in community, helping a new family move towards self-reliance. Can't beat that for a gift that keeps on giving!
If you're looking for a unique present, dispense with the usual gift baskets and grab someone a Llama or a Pig!
You can learn more about Heifer International and their "Passing on the Gift" program in this video.

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