The Most Important Gift
you can give

Choose a meaningful gift to give a loved one and help South African children
and families receive training and animal gifts that help
them become self-reliant.

All gifts to HPSA are tax deductible. 
A portion of donations are used to raise awareness about
the issues of hunger and poverty through education.

Give Where Needed Most

Honey Bees



One hive of bees per smallholder farmer can produce roughly 24kg’s of raw honey as well as beekeeping is probably the only form of agriculture with an overwhelmingly positive impact on the natural environment. It is a valuable conservation tool, allowing people to derive economic benefit from indigenous forests and other floral resources in a non-destructive way, ensuring local participation in conservation efforts.


Tree Seedlings



The gift of a fruit tree has several positive impacts on a family. The tree not only provides vitamin rich fruit adding to the families nutritious diets but also contributes to each families farming efforts. The trees HPSA provides act as windbreaks, protecting crops from wind damage and the soil from erosion. Trees have a valuable social function as well by providing shade for people and animals on hot days, and are sometimes a focal point for family and community activities and gatherings.





The wool sheep provide is a valuable resource, providing warm clothing for families and children living in harsh environments. Entire communities depend on sheep for their livelihood. Donating sheep gifts to a community: provides warm clothing for families living in harsh environments, boosts income through sales of extra wool and enable families to pass on the offspring to others quickly. Sheep can graze the hilliest, rockiest pastures unsuitable for other livestock making them the perfect gift.





An 18-hen laying unit, which provides a family with an average of 14 eggs per day costs R2400.00. This cost includes a well designed, spacious cage complete with feed trough and water system, 18 laying hens, 2 x 50 kg bags of feed as well as training in the management of such a unit. Eggs are an excellent source of protein and are ideal in preventing malnutrition, which is common among children in rural South Africa.




R12 000

Not a Cup, but a Cow
Hurray for heifers - that’s a female cow that has not yet given birth to a calf. A quality dairy cow can produce four gallons of milk a day - enough for a family to drink, share with neighbours and sell for cash. The sale of surplus milk earns money for school fees, medicine, clothing and home improvements.





A pregnant dairy goat, which is able to produce two litres of protein and calcium rich milk per day once the kid is born, costs R 1400.00 (approx US$ 200). This cost includes the purchase of materials to build a suitable shelter for the goat as well as suitable training for the family.