When Dan West founded Heifer International in the early 1940s, he had a singular vision: that every man, woman and child be free of the shackles of hunger, no longer plagued by poverty and despair. He believed that humanity could achieve what many thought impossible — an end to world hunger.
Now 70 years later we continue his work because we believe, as West did, in giving poor families in the developing world the means to lift themselves out of what seem to be the most dire of circumstances. We give them more than tools and training. We give them more than animals and market opportunities. We give them a reason to hope.