Trócaire Gift of Birth Cert

by | Dec 4, 2013 | Justice Archive, Trócaire, Trocaire Gifts, ZZ_All

A birth certificate is one of the most important documents a child will ever own.

In Somalia, where the government has yet to begin a programme to issue birth certs, most children are born at home with no official record of their birth.

Your thoughtful gift is a gift of identity, recognition and proof of date and place of birth.

It will also encourage more mothers to give birth in hospitals, reducing the overall risk of maternal deaths.

This gift is part of our Somalia programme.


Each Trócaire Gift is sourced locally and sustainably from the country where it is needed. So the gifts not only support families in the world’s poorest places, they grow the local economy too. You will receive a card as a symbol of the Trócaire Gift you have purchased. You can then give this card to a friend, family member or client to explain the meaning of the gift. Alternatively an e-card can be emailed directly to your chosen recipient.

When you buy online, you can choose either a traditional gift card or an e-card. The traditional card will be posted out to you, or if you choose to send an e-card, it will be emailed to your chosen recipient immediately or at a time you schedule. Your e-card can be sent to anyone you choose – a friend, family member or client. You can enter a personal message alongside a description of how your gift will support families and communities in the developing world..

You can buy Trócaire Gifts cards in person at selected retail outlets countrywide, by phone, by post, and by fax. Full information of where and how to purchase your gifts is available on our Trócaire Gifts Buy Offline page.