All the gifts on this site can be found in our projects in Africa. When you buy a gift from this site you’re making a donation to Send a Cow’s work in helping poor African farmers become self-reliant.
Your donations are spent on our livestock and training programmes, across all the countries we work in. We work with communities to give livestock and training according to their needs. For example, if a community is best suited to cows, they will get cows. If they can better manage chickens, they will get chickens. This means that your donation will be used wherever the need is greatest, and on the appropriate livestock and training for each community we work with. You can be confident that your donation is being used in the best way possible to get families out of poverty, for good.
Unfortunately not. If we were to match donations to gifts it would significantly increase our administration costs. This would mean less of your donation would go to the families you want to help.
However, Send a Cow does keep in contact with all the families you’re supporting, through our African offices, and all the families we work with get regular visits from extension workers and other staff.
This means that we are able to send you news about the families that have benefited from your kindness. To hear even more news from Send a Cow you could sign up to our email newsletter.
Another way to learn more about the impact of your donations is to consider becoming a Family Friend. By giving at least £10 a month, you will be able to share a journey out of poverty with a family in urgent need. We’ll keep you updated on the amazing effect that regular giving has on this family by sending you regular updates on how they are progressing – both the highs and the lows. Find out more here.
Proceeds from these gifts, less the cost of producing the catalogue, are spent on our livestock and training programmes in Africa.
You can find out more about how we spend your money in our annual report.
For a donation to qualify for Gift Aid, you must be a UK taxpayer. You must pay enough income or capital gains tax in a year to at least equal the amount of tax that all the charities and CASCS you give to will reclaim on your gifts for the current tax year. . A tax year runs from 6 April to the following 5 April. It is your responsibility to pay any difference if the Gift Aid claimed on your donations is more than the tax you paid.
The HMRC does not allow us to reclaim Gift Aid on your donation if you told us that the donation was on behalf of someone else or a group of people.
You can only make a Gift Aid declaration on your own donation;
You cannot make a Gift Aid declaration on behalf of someone else, even if they are themselves a UK taxpayer;
The only way around this is to ask each person to complete a declaration on the amount they have donated. We can supply collection envelopes, which do make provision for Gift Aid.
If you wish, you can cancel your declaration at any time. Please let us know if you no longer pay sufficient tax to cover the tax that we reclaim. The cancellation will take effect from the time we receive your letter.
Please notify us if you want to cancel this declaration, change your name or home address or no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains