Everything Starts with a Desire for a Better Life & a Better World

  1. I Want Dignity
  2. I Deserve Equality
  3. I Can Overcome
  4. I Am Respected

Creating Change

For nearly 70 years Heifer's cornerstones have empowered people to change their lives.

Passing On the Gift

Passing on the Gift

We have all needed a helping hand in our life. Start a cycle of positive change by helping others as you have been helped. The giving spirit grows exponentially with each person it impacts.

Increase in Impact on Larger Community

Heifer's impact increased the larger community impact by 55%
Where we work in Uganda*

*The External Evaluation of Heifer International's Efforts in twenty countries, A Five Year overview, Western Michigan University, 2009

What You Can Do

Accountability

accountability

We're all part of communities, from the family level to the global level, so we must be accountable for our actions. Take responsibility for your place in the world. Pledge to work hard and pass on what you learn and receive.

Increase in Self-Reliance

In Nepal, Self-Reliance was increased by 53%
Where we work in Nepal

*The External Evaluation of Heifer International's Efforts in twenty countries, A Five Year overview, Western Michigan University, 2009

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Sharing & Caring

Sharing and Caring

We can solve the world’s problems if everyone commits to sharing resources and caring for others. Take the time and energy to actively show that you care through helping others.

Increase in Education

In Uganda, Education was increased by 58%
Where we work in Uganda

*The External Evaluation of Heifer International's Efforts in twenty countries, A Five Year overview, Western Michigan University, 2009

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Sustainability & Self-Reliance

Sustainability and Self-Reliance

Short-term fixes don't solve long-term problems. With the right training and education, we can build strong, healthy communities that can stand up to the challenges of hunger and poverty.

Increase in Income and Assets

In Nepal, Income and Assets were increased by 33%
Where we work in Nepal

*The External Evaluation of Heifer International's Efforts in twenty countries, A Five Year overview, Western Michigan University, 2009

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Improved Animal Management

Improved Animal Management

Our farmers learn how to keep their animals safe, healthy and productive. Project participants learn animal health and husbandry, integration of livestock into the ecosystem and improvement of the environment.

Increase in Livestock Care and Management

In Cambodia, Livestock care and management was increased by 61%
Where we work in Cambodia

*The External Evaluation of Heifer International's Efforts in twenty countries, A Five Year overview, Western Michigan University, 2009

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Nutrition & Income

Nutrition and Income

Heifer farmers and their families enjoy improved diets and finances. Farmers reap rewards from their gift animal through the consumption and/or sale of products such as milk, eggs, meat, cheese, honey and wool.

Increase in Nutritious Food (Year Round)

In Zambia, there was a 38% Increase in Nutritious Food (Year Round)
Where we work in Zambia

*The External Evaluation of Heifer International's Efforts in twenty countries, A Five Year overview, Western Michigan University, 2009

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Genuine Need & Justice

Genuine Need and Justice

In many cases, poverty is a result of discrimination. Seek to empower those who are deprived of rights and privileges because of their ethnicity, sex or social status. Be generous with your time and resources, and be mindful of respecting people from different backgrounds.

Increase in Education for a Just and Sustainable World

In Uganda, Education increased by 58%
Where we work in Uganda

*The External Evaluation of Heifer International's Efforts in twenty countries, A Five Year overview, Western Michigan University, 2009

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Improving the Environment

Improving the Environment

Environmental degradation is a problem to which we all contribute, so we all have a responsibility to help the Earth heal. Be mindful of your choices what you eat, how your travel and how you live affect people, animals and the world around you.

Increase in Environmental Care

In Ecuador, Environmental Care was increased by 33%
Where we work in Ecuador

*The External Evaluation of Heifer International's Efforts in twenty countries, A Five Year overview, Western Michigan University, 2009

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Full Participation

Full Participation

Everyone has something to contribute. Our actions create big change that affects everyone. Remember that the fight to end hunger and poverty calls us all to action.

Increase in Community Decision Making

In Cambodia, there was a 62% Increase in Community Decision Making
Where we work in Cambodia

*The External Evaluation of Heifer International's Efforts in twenty countries, A Five Year overview, Western Michigan University, 2009

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Training & Education

Training and Education

We work with families as they learn a new way of living. Each of our farmers goes through extensive training in animal care and resource management, so that they can build a sustainable way of life.

Increase in Access to Basic Education

In Zambia, there was a 41% Increase in Access to Basic Education
Where we work in Zambia

*The External Evaluation of Heifer International's Efforts in twenty countries, A Five Year overview, Western Michigan University, 2009

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Spirituality

Spirituality

Our common belief lies in the value of all life, a sense of connectedness to the Earth and a shared vision of the future. We are all connected by our actions and our efforts.

Increase in Community Spirit

In Uganda, community spirit increased by 55%
Where we work in Uganda

*The External Evaluation of Heifer International's Efforts in twenty countries, A Five Year overview, Western Michigan University, 2009

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Gender & Family Focus

Gender and Family Focus

In Heifer's work, gender equity is central to success. Men and women must work side by side in equally respected roles and responsibilities for a family to create a better future.

Increase in Gender Equity and Youth Rights

In Cambodia, there was a 71% Increase in Gender Equity and Youth Rights
Where we work in Cambodia

*The External Evaluation of Heifer International's Efforts in twenty countries, A Five Year overview, Western Michigan University, 2009

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