Christmas-time can mean a lot of consumption and unwanted gifts that no-one had on their list for Santa! If like us you want to get festive without leaving an environmental footprint the size of Africa, then here's your opportunity to give your loved ones a very unique sustainable festive season gift with soul.
We've created $50 gift vouchers for a one-third share in a brand new layer hen coop (filled with happy layer hens) at our farm hub - and each third share will produce enough chicks to supply one village family so they can earn extra sustainable income and significantly improve their living standards.
The only proven way to lift people out of poverty is through sustainable economic development - our passion is social enterprise, using business to create social transformation in Cambodia.
Creating beneficiaries through giving things away isn't sustainable, empowering, or backed up by research so you might also like to think twice about the goat gifting programmes that are really just a donor illusion and a general donation to a charity.
Oh and we’re so passionate about changing the face of the development sector and being transparent that we track the economic impact each franchisee achieves through our social business, and we report on average income & savings gains...
So if you want to create soulful impact this Christmas, provide the gift of ongoing income for one or more families. Simply order your thank you gift cards below, choosing to donate either $50 to impact one family (a third share in a layer-hen coop), $100 to impact two families, or $150 to impact three families (funding a whole layer-hen coop set-up). For each $50 donation you will receive a separate gift card e.g. for $150 you receive three gift cards.
Trade Me's huge spike in Boxing day listings of unwanted gifts confirms our sneaking suspicion that most of us receive at least one unwanted gift each festive season. This year, we'd love you to give a gift that keeps on giving instead. No more uncool Susan Boyle CDs. Hallelujah!
Gerard & Hana
We founded Catalyst social enterprise after living in South East Asia and seeing first-hand the daily struggle rural villagers face in meeting their basic needs.