I really, truly, had meant to write a post for Blog Action Day Against Poverty and I hope still to find the time to do so. In the meantime, Vanessa put up this awesome video over at Feministing. Via the UN Dispatch, it's made by
the Girl Effect.
Instead of making the girl get a loan for a cow, use Heifer Intl to make a gift to her in a loved one's name as a holiday present.