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It Only Takes...

It doesn’t take a fortune or a huge commitment of time to make a big difference in the lives of women and children across developing countries. Here are some easy, meaningful ways that to get involved

It only takes:

$13 to buy organic shea butter made by women in Senegal and Guinea through the African Fair Trade Society. In addition to providing these women with steady income, the profits are used to fund micro-loans in West Africa.

A single day’s pay to help The Stephen Lewis Foundation raise money on World AIDS Day (December 1).

The cost of two movie tickets ($20) to help World Vision fund food aid and food production in some of the world’s poorest regions, where shortages threaten to push communities even further into poverty.

The cost of a new book ($25) to provide one person in East Africa with clean water, basic sanitation and hygiene education through Ottawa-based WaterCan.

The cost of a manicure ($30) for UNICEF Canada to buy HIV-test kits for two dozen expectant mothers in
a developing country.

Your donated Aeroplan Miles to fly a grambassador to Africa so she can offer support to her fellow grannies.

An Oxfam Canada Visa to help families in developing countries become more self-sufficient. Citizens Bank of Canada will donate $20 to Oxfam when you’re approved, and another 10 cents every time you make a purchase.