How farm friends help families

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 16, 2015 /CNW/ - The animals in the World Vision Gift Catalogue aren't just cute and furry or feathered, they go the extra mile to help families in developing countries establish a reliable income source.

Canadians can give animals like goats, chickens and alpacas as gifts to families around the world on behalf of their own families or friends, and know that these gifts will have an impact long after Christmas festivities are over for the season.

When families receive an animal gift, they also receive training from World Vision about how to care for these animals, and how to run a successful animal-based business.

Here are some of the most popular animal gifts and how they help their new families.


"Giving an animal gift to a family means they have the chance to establish a sustainable income.  For a family hoping to overcome poverty, this can be an important step forward."

-Barb Acampado, World Vision Gift Catalogue

Quick Facts:

  • Animals remain the most popular gifts in the World Vision Gift Catalogue year after year
  • Cows, sheep, pigs and fish are just some of the other animals Canadians can gift this Holiday season
  • Gifts can be bought online and last-minute, perfect for anyone who hasn't finished tackling their gift list

Background Information:

What Canada can do:

Buy an animal gift for a friend or family member from the World Vision Gift Catalogue 


World Vision is a Christian relief, development, and advocacy organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families, and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by our Christian values, World Vision is dedicated to working with the world's most vulnerable people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. Visit our News Centre at

SOURCE World Vision Canada

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