This spring you have the chance to name your very own cow

In Rwanda, 20 hardworking families are awaiting the cows that will change their lives forever. You can make sure their hard work pays off by donating to fund a cow.

As a unique and special thank you we're offering everyone who donates the chance to name their cow. 

Your cow will transform the life of a family in Rwanda

For families struggling to feed themselves, milk to drink and a surplus to sell is a lifeline. And with cow manure to enrich the soil and nourish crops, families can grow even more food.

Once a family's food is secure and they have a regular income their children can go to school. They can also invest in their farm and home.

Families like Stephanie’s are ready and waiting for their cow

Stephanie, 51 (above), was widowed in the Rwandan genocide. Although her home is in poor condition, she has 1.5 hectares of land and grows fruit and vegetables.

She has received training to care for livestock and grown the right crops to feed them. She’s already cleared her land and built a cow shed in anticipation

If I receive a cow, all my gardens will be even more productive because of manure. (I'll) have enough food for my family and surplus for the market.

Your gift will mean 20 families get the cow that will change their lives

Each cow costs £650.

Donate enough for a whole cow, either individually or as part of a group, and you can name your cow anything you like. Pledge now to donate a whole cow.

If you'd like to donate but a whole cow is too much, give what you can and you'll be entered into a draw to win the chance to name a cow (terms and conditions apply).

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