Gifts of Hope livestock: FAQ

When you give livestock through Gifts of Hope, you don’t just provide the animals. You also help provide training in how to care for them, access to veterinary care, and community support to make the program effective and sustainable.

  • How do the gifts of livestock work?
  • Why do families want livestock? How do you know the families even want them?
  • How does livestock help families improve nutrition or health?
  • How does livestock help families generate income?
  • How do you decide where to have a livestock program?
  • How do you decide who gets the animals?
  • How do you decide what type of animal to provide?
  • Where do the animals come from?
  • Do families have to do anything in preparation for receiving an animal?
  • How can poor families, who can barely feed themselves, afford to feed the animals?
  • How do I know the animals will be well cared for? How will poor families be able to provide proper veterinary care in future?
  • Will these animals be eaten?
  • Does providing livestock benefit only the family who receive the animal?
  • Why has Plan International Canada decided to use livestock projects as opposed to agriculture based ones?
  • How is giving livestock sustainable?
  • Why is Plan International the right organization to provide livestock to families?
  • How long are livestock gifts going to be matched for?
  • Why are livestock gifts being matched this year?

» Learn more about why giving livestock as Gifts of Hope is a great idea!