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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (January 28, 2013) – Heifer International is pleased to rank in the top tier—Number 20—in the second edition of the Global Journal’s Top 100 NGOs. The editors cited Heifer’s Passing on the Gift® as an important component to “ensure project sustainability, develop community and enhance self-esteem by allowing project partners to become donors.”
“We are proud to be included in the Global Journal’s list and proud of the work we do with our families everyday,” said Pierre Ferrari, president and CEO of Heifer International. “We are working with our smallholder farmers, many of them women, to move from dependence to a life of economic entrepreneurship connecting them to markets and building their social capital.”
The Global Journal reports that Heifer International has a “highly participatory model” that works with communities and has a “substantive impact on household incomes, assets and family nutrition.”
With approximately 450 NGOs reviewed, the Global Journal focused on three areas: impact, innovation and sustainability. This year, editors chose the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) as their number one choice.
About Heifer International:
Heifer International’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. Since 1944, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Heifer is currently working in more than 40 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become more self-reliant. For more information, visit www.heifer.org, read our blog, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or call (800) 696-1918.