Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Water Buffalo: what sort of a difference can one buffalo make?

For many years, I've thought that the best gift anyone could purchase for me was something for someone else, something that someone truly needed. We've all heard about giving a duck or a cow or a water buffalo to a family in a developing country. Several years ago, my mother gave her grandchildren a goat; I don't think they appreciated it. I don't think I would have at their ages, either.

Turns out that many of those "give a goat" programs isn't really giving a goat; the money might get to a family in some form, but its not in the form of what the gift purchaser thought it would be. Robert Thompson posts an awesome movie about really giving a needy family a water buffalo. This is worth the eight minutes it will take to view the film; see it.

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