Gifts at Changing The Present

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$100 Add this gift item to your shopping cart

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With a $100 loan, a Haitian woman can rent a market stall and increase her income two-fold. And you're providing a self-employment loan, not a gift. Your donation will build discipline, responsibility, and self-confidence as women create their own business. more

$160 Add this gift item to your shopping cart

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Provide Job Training Add this gift item to your wishlist or registry

Adult job skill training

National Housing Trust

A donation of $160 will help an adult pursue a better life through job training and counseling. Our residents receive career counseling, resume assistance, pre-employment training and direct job placement. more

$250 Add this gift item to your shopping cart

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Light A House Add this gift item to your wishlist or registry

One solar lantern

Barefoot College

Your gift will provide a solar lantern for a rural house, which provides two hours of light every night for two years. Barefoot solar engineers trained by the Barefoot College fabricate and maintain solar lanterns used to provide light in their communities. more

$25 Add this gift item to your shopping cart

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The Coalition has provided close to $1.5 million in emergency financial funding to injured war on terror veterans and their families. This financial aid has helped to pay rent, car loans, utility bills and other short-term needs. more

$95 Add this gift item to your shopping cart

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Your gift will provide a loan for one woman to start a fruit stand at her local market, giving her a way to break through poverty, gain self-confidence and expand job opportunities in her community. Microfinance is one of the most powerful solutions to poverty in existence today. more

$300 Add this gift item to your shopping cart

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Your donation will enable a child from a poor African family to enroll in university and take courses in sustainable agriculture or other development-related fields to obtain the necessary knowledge to battle poverty and achieve economic growth in Africa. more

$1,250 Add this gift item to your shopping cart

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Your gift will provide one full semester of one-to-one mentoring by a trained Jumpstart Corps member and an at-risk preschool child. For over a decade we’ve been bringing at-risk preschool children and caring adults together. more

$40 Add this gift item to your shopping cart

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Help determine a “fair price" for produce from family farms in developing countries selling to global markets. Forward thinking companies that want to do the right thing need to know how their business practices impact on poverty. more

$25 Add this gift item to your shopping cart

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Promote Fair Trade Add this gift item to your wishlist or registry

Education materials

TransFair USA

Your gift will allow us to teach consumers about Fair Trade and its benefits with TransFair USA’s point-of-purchase promotional materials. Help make it possible for TransFair USA to distribute informational and educational materials to the public for free. more

$360 Add this gift item to your shopping cart

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Educate Mothers Add this gift item to your wishlist or registry

End the cycle of poverty

Freedom from Hunger

$360 empowers 378 mothers like Raimuni with the knowledge and social support they need to guide their daughters to a better future. more

$75 Add this gift item to your shopping cart

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Buy Fruit in Bulk Add this gift item to your wishlist or registry

Loan for a tiny business

ACCION International

With a loan of $75, a client could buy fruit and vegetables to sell in the market. Then the client can use the profits from her sales to expand her market stall, enroll in a financial literacy class, and help send her children to school. more

$50 Add this gift item to your shopping cart

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Your gift will be used to teach a group of approximately 100 people financial literacy. This service is provided through Fundefir’s communal banks, and is oriented to teach the poor how to most efficiently use and invest their money to improve their financial opportunities. more