LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Sixteen-year-old Trevor Baim doesn't want a DVD player or an Xbox or a MP3 player this Christmas. What he wants is decidedly more low tech.
And where he wants it is in Afghanistan.
The Crested Butte, Colo., boy has asked friends and family members to donate livestock to poor people worldwide, particularly the refugees created by the conflict in Afghanistan. "I see pictures of refugees and it makes me really sad," he said.
The teen-ager has been raising money since he was in fourth grade for a Little Rock-based charity called Heifer Project International that distributes animals around the world and teaches recipients how to turn them into income.
The animals aren't slaughtered for food, but rather used to produce goods -- milk, eggs, fertilizer or offspring -- that can be consumed or sold.
This year, a $20 donation to the group can buy a set of chicks or ducks; $60 can buy tree seedlings; $120 can get pigs, sheep or goats; llamas can be sent for $150, and cows for 10 $50 shares. Bee hives are $30, and a share in a pack of rabbits is $10.
On the Net:
Heifer Project International: http://www.heifer.org
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