World Gifts – New for Christmas 2019
9 November 2019
Christmas is coming! But how can you find unusual charity presents for your friends and family that make a difference to children living in poverty?
Buying a World Gift is the perfect solution.
World Gifts are CAFOD's range of virtual gifts that make a real difference to families living in poverty across the world. For each gift you buy this Christmas, you'll receive a beautiful gift card to pass on to your loved one.
Here are seven super new World Gifts that make ideal Christmas presents.
1. Splash out on a Super solar street light
At £335 this gift has to be for something (or someone) special. Alternatively it might be something you give as a family or a group!
This gift helps to shine a light in dark places, providing solar-powered street lights in refugee camps so that people living there can walk about at night in safety. Whether to collect water, go to the toilet or even pray, these lights make a huge difference.
2. Wish for Water on wheels
A bike is a classic Christmas gift. This year, why not provide a water pump mechanic with a much-needed bike to allow them to reach remote water sources?
Without maintenance, wells, boreholes and other water sources can stop working meaning entire communities can no longer access clean life-saving water. The faster a mechanic can reach them the more they can maintain!
3. Start with a Sewing kit
Perfect for the crafts lover in your life, a sewing kit provides a newly trained seamstress with everything they need to start up a business.
Buying someone a sewing kit gift lets them share their love of crafting with someone living in poverty who is being given chance at a living!
4. Give a Helping hand for older people
Celebrate an older loved one with this heartwarming new gift. This provides older people who have experienced ongoing trauma with much needed emotional and psychological support.
5. Choose to Change a woman's world
This year you can truly celebrate girl-power and stand in solidarity with women everywhere. In many places women are less likely to receive an education or earn an income, often left unequal to men.
This gift brings women together in self-help groups where they can establish a business and work to all earn an income and grow in confidence and self-worth.
6. Help a hardworking hairdresser
For the beautician, hairdresser or hair style enthusiast this gift will definitely bring a smile!
This gift buys a newly trained hairdresser everything they need to start their business, from hairbrushes and combs to a mirror and a doll head to practise on.
7. Have a Home for life
In some communities, when a husband dies their wife and children are left homeless. Forced onto the streets with no rights to the marital home, this gift of legal aid helps a widow and her family to prove their right to stay in the marital home, without fear of eviction.
We ensure that every virtual gift you give this Christmas will make a real difference to children in developing countries.