Here’s a site with some great gifts for those in need. Where else will you find products such as “PLANT A QUARTER ACRE SWAMP”, “CLEAR 10 SQUARE METRES OF MINEFIELD” or “ESTABLISH A BEEKEEPING CO-OPERATIVE”? A lot of these are highly affordable.
Peace is paying dividends in Sierra Leone. The same civil war that depleted the country of tools and work is now providing ample raw material for recovery: weapons. Enterprising blacksmiths and metal workers convert them into farm implements so that a Kalashnikov becomes hoes and axe heads and a rocket launcher transforms into pickaxes, sickles and even school bells.
You can buy them a Kalashnikov, a rocket launcher, a small armored vehicle, or a tank. (The picture on that page is great!)
Here’s what you get if you give a Good Gift:
As well as a warm glow, you will get a silver-coloured keepsake card (to send or keep) bearing a light-hearted description of the gift. If you are buying for a more sombre occasion let us know and we’ll send a more appropriate card.
This organization sounds pretty neat.