Making a donation to help a family is good, but to give one’s support to a whole community is even better.
Elevages Sans Frontières is a French NGO that uses a system of microcredit with animals.
Following the principle of ‘who gives, receives’, the idea is to create a multiplier effect thanks to a unique donation.
For each animal received, the beneficiaries have to give a young female to another family, etc. Instead of assisting the local populations like many associations do, the main missions of ESF are to ensure food and economic sovereingty for the families in need. Because, among the billion of people who suffer from hunger,
70% are farmers. For this reason, strenghtening the local production would allow the beneficiaries to become actors of their own development.
Breeding animals is the starting point, but in the long run it will
also be possible for the children to go to school thanks to the incomes generated by the chickens, cows and goats received. ESF currently intervenes in nine countries, most of them being located in Africa, but also in Europe with Albania and Kosovo for instance.
To learn more about the NGO, you can visit the following page www.elevagessansfrontieres.org/
Nonetheless, to make a donation you should rather use the bank account details below for one simple reason: the association is based in Lille. Hence, to benefit from the tax deductions applicable in Belgium, you will have to go through the King Baudouin Foundation that is linked to the Transnational Giving Europe.
The TGE, what is it? To palliate the lack of uniformisation regarding donations inside Europe, this private initiative aims at making free crossborder philanthropy possible on our continent. The TGE covers sixteen countries and allows donors, public or private, to give financial support to NGO’s based in another Member State than the one they live in, when at the same time benefiting from tax advantages applied in the latter.
(To know more about the TGE: www.transnationalgiving.eu/)
Elevages Sans Frontières is one example out of many other non-profit associations linked to the Transnational Giving Europe. Nevertheless, it is unique because of the microcredit sytem withanimals, never seen in Belgium ever before.
Send a Cow or Heifer International use the same principle in anglophone
countries, but ESF was the first NGO that brought this principle first to France, and now to Belgium.
From now on, we also have the opportunity to add our link to this never ending solidarity chain.