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Alternative Gifts
Livelihood creation in a box


Alternative Gifts are 'livelihood creation in a box'! One gift of tools is all it can take to transform someone's life. Combined with training, a tool kit is sufficient to set up a small business and provide for your family. For many, this means they can afford school fees, perhaps for the first time. It means food on the table and a roof over their heads. People who benefit from tools often tell us:

"I had to choose between food and medicine, but now I can choose both."

We must never underestimate what an amazing statement this is.

Buying an alternative gift provides the key tools needed to get someone who is newly trained set up with their own business. The bigger workshop kits equip the training centre or larger businesses as tradespeople expand. Your donation will cover the cost of collecting, refurbishing and sorting the tools into kits, but does not cover the cost of shipping them to Africa. This additional cost varies considerably from country to country, so can not easily be included in the cost of the alternative gifts.  


You'll find all of our alternative gifts below in our online store, or if you prefer you can order using your Credit or Debit Card by ringing our office 9.00am-5.00pm Monday to Thursday and 9.00am-4.00pm on Friday on 01473 210220.

If you purchase an Alternative Gift, we will send you a card with your gift described inside.  You can then personalise the card before giving it to the recipient! Have a look at the cards below.

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Alternative Gifts

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If you would like to download our Gifts for the Journey Catalogue, please click on the picture to the left.