Oxfam Unwrapped Gifts
Gift of the week: Give the Good Life to families in East Timor, PNG and Indonesia
Do you know someone who grows their own veggies? Someone who's happiest when they're elbow deep in compost? This is
the gift for them.
In honour of our gift of the week, we've trawled the internet for some snippets of trivia on the humble goat.
Who would have thought that a bleating lawnmower could be so interesting?
1. A goat can produce up to 3 or more litres of milk a day.
Here at Oxfam we're delighted to announce the launch of our new Oxfam Unwrapped website.
The previous website was getting a bit rusty round the edges - it was a little hard to use behind the scenes and didn't take full advantage of all the features a modern website should.
This Christmas, gift giving has never looked so good. Oxfam Unwrapped has created another fantastic range of gifts this festive season, which let you give something truly unique to your friends and family and most importantly something special to those people around the world who need it most.
If you've bought friends or family an Unwrapped gift of safe water, a toilet or a tap stand, then your gift may well have found a home in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India.
International development agency Oxfam is bracing for a shortfall that could exceed $500,000 as a result of the global financial crisis and the fall in the New Zealand dollar. Oxfam recognises that these are difficult times for many New Zealanders, but is calling for generosity to be extended to those less fortunate than ourselves.
Chickens are flying high, once again leading the pack of Oxfam Unwrapped "funusual" gift ideas. Oxfam's catalogue of alternative gift ideas has given thousands of New Zealanders a feel-good way to get through the holidays: family and friends get a card while the actual gift goes to people in the developing world who need it most. From condoms to bikes to trees, there are dozens of other choices that will make a big difference.