Name: Patrick Nalere

Title: Country Director, Heifer Uganda

Location: Kampala, Uganda, East Africa

How long have you worked for Heifer? 7 years

What attracted you to work for Heifer? Heifer's methodology, in terms of creating lasting impact on beneficiaries, attracted me to work here. I have the opportunity to contribute to that impact. This is the first organization I've been with for over five years.

What has been the most memorable experience you have had while working for Heifer? I will always remember the staff's passion to produce results based on the impact made on people who are suffering, seeing smiles on faces of people who were in really bad shape. I never knew how much difference a goat can make.

My education includes: I am an economist. I have a bachelor's and master's degree in Economics and a master's in Business Administration. I am in the process of finalizing the dissertation for my Ph.D.

My hobbies include: I enjoy attending church, reading the Bible and listening to gospel music.

My family consists of: my wife Eve and our children, two sons and two daughters, ranging in age from 5-18.

Something about me that you might not know: My daughter, Rachel, lives in Arkadelphia, Ark., and is in her second year of nursing school at Henderson State University.

What is the best thing about working at Heifer Uganda? The best thing about working at Heifer Uganda is the encouragement I get to be as innovative as possible and the support from headquarters in doing the work.

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Heifer International

Heifer International is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization working with communities to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth.