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From Goats to Cement to Piles of Manure: How Charity Gifts Work

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For shoppers disillusioned by the relentless consumerism of Christmas who wish instead to buy a present that promises to change lives, charities offer plenty of gifts to choose from. But when you buy a goat, a bag of cement, or even a pile of manure, does it mean that an animal will actually be delivered to a family in need, or a poverty-stricken farmer wake up on Christmas Day to a delivery for his crops? The short answer is no, but charities say this for a good reason. Read the small...

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