'Well or Water System' - Useful Gifts by TEAR Australia: Getting to the source. This gift helps a community bring a safe source of water closer to their village. It may include a well or borehole, hand pump, filtration system or storage pond, as well as community training to ensure the water source is maintained and benefits families for the long term.
'Community Health, Afghanistan' - Useful Gifts by TEAR Australia: Giving mums and babies a greater chance of survival. For several years, TEAR has been funding three of our partners in Afghanistan to deliver the Birth Life Saving Skills (BLiSS) program. A health education program that trains community members in basic life-saving skills related to pregnancy, birth and newborn care. Simple things, like ensuring a safe, clean birthing space or identifying risks in pregnancy that enable women…
'Goat' - Useful Gifts by TEAR Australia: A kid-friendly gift. Buy a goat and contribute to a long-term poverty-fighting project. Goats provide meat, milk and cheese, and can also be bred and sold for a profit. This gift contributes to projects that help people keep goats, and may include providing goats as well as training on how to rear them, build a goat shed and grow fodder.
'Heifer' - Useful Gifts by TEAR Australia: Moo-ving on up! A heifer is a young cow that will grow up into a source of milk, cheese, fertiliser and ploughing power. Cows can also be bred and either passed on to other community members or sold for a profit. This gift contributes to projects which help people raise cows, and may include providing cows as well as training on how to look after them and breed them.
'Small-Scale Irrigation' - Useful Gifts by TEAR Australia: Go with the flow. For farmers, water is not just for drinking, but is needed to grow healthy and productive crops. This gift contributes to smallscale irrigation projects that help generate food and income for communities.
'Women’s Community Group' - Useful Gifts by TEAR Australia: Empowering women. This gift supports TEAR's partners to encourage and support local women to create groups that enable them to learn new skills and advocate for change in their local communities. As part of these groups, women may access training in literacy, bookkeeping, women's rights, leadership or vocational skills.
'Adult Literacy' - Useful Gifts by TEAR Australia: The write stuff. This gift helps adults learn basic literacy and numeracy skills, opening up the opportunity for a brighter future. Adult literacy groups often support each other to get involved in other development activities in their community.
'Safe Water' - Useful Gifts by TEAR Australia: Give a family or community the gift of safe water. Clean water is essential for a healthy life. Help provide a household with safe water for drinking, cooking, watering vegetables and washing.