Life has always been tough for Agnes, her husband and her five children, from Timor-Leste. Sometimes, when the family didn’t have enough food, Agnes would go into the forest to cut leaves from palm trees to eat.

But since receiving their veggie seeds gift from a generous Gifts that Grow purchase last Christmas, her family has thrived. Now they sell most of their veggies at market. And the profits are transforming their lives and paying for her children’s education.

With selling the vegetables, we have repaired our house and it also helps us send the children to school,” says Agnes. “I’m happy because now we have vegetables to eat every day. For the future, I want to send my children to study at university,” she says proudly.

You can give meaningful gifts like veggie seeds to a family like Agnes's that truly needs it.  Just visit our Gifts that Grow catalogue.

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