'Chickens' - Useful Gifts by TEAR Australia: The beginnings of a nest egg. Chickens are a great way of providing extra food and income - families can eat and sell the eggs and meat. This gift contributes to training too, like learning how to build coops and keep chickens healthy.
Bisnu Tharu, 40, a former bonded labourer surrounded by crops. ActionAid and partners helped her and husband Silakhu grow and sell, Bradiya district, Nepal. Photo: Nayantara Gurung Kakshapati/ActionAid
Philippines: Mary Ann Arandia (in white, pictured with family) of Barangay, Tacloban City has been saving the money she has earned from participating in UNDP's emergency employment cash-for-work programme after Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. She has been using the savings to support her family. More: http://on.undp.org/tLcwE Photo: Lesley Wright, UNDP