Feed the Pig Project

While viewing a DVD on missions, our Sunday School class of 5- to 9-year olds wanted to find a way to help the world. Since they all love animals and since they knew this gift could continue to grow, they decided on Heifer International. In our small church, it became affectionately called the Feed the Pig project! Click the title of this story to read more!


What Heifer Gifts Mean to Avery

Heifer would like to thank Avery for participating in our first annual honor card contest!


National Honor Society Dedicates Precious Time to Heifer

Shannon Scott, Proviso West High School Librarian, recently sent a very generous donation to Heifer International on behalf of the school’s National Honor Society. Along with the donation, she included a brief letter explaining a bit about how the students came to raise funds for Heifer...


Three Little Pigs

What fun we had in Sunday School raising money for 3 Little Pigs for Heifer International during Lent this year! We are a small church, so our goal was to raise money for one pig but our colorful piggy banks inspired many givers. Each Sunday School student painted a small piggy bank and we lined them up under a bulletin board display featuring pigs colored by children of all ages. Even visitors were moved to give! Thank you for this opportunity, Heifer International!


Coins for Cows

At the beginning of March 2015, Heifer International received a flier from Kate Prominski and Betsy Svanda, 7th grade Social Studies teachers in Michigan. The adorable flier detailed a fundraiser that they hosted with their students. Click the title of this story to read more...


Courage to Change

Last fall over 30 at-risk teens in the Courage to Change program in Denton, TX, raised over $800 for Heifer International’s Read to Feed Campaign. They learned that they can make a difference and bring awareness to world poverty and hunger through reading. They even wrote a rap about it! Click the title of this story to read more...


Kiss a Pig!

A small community of 4,000 surpasses their fundraising goal for Heifer International and the resulting consequences are adorable. Click the title of this story to read more...

Projects & Families

Making Pigs Fly in Papua New Guinea

There appeared to be little hope, the viability of the farm was in serious doubt. Then I read about Heifer International and how they manage to fly various animal's across the globe. "It they can do it, so can we," said one of the students.


Science Teacher Smooches Pig

Heifer hero and science teacher at Nipomo High School, Mr. Paradis, won the right to kiss a pig at a recent Nipomo High School fundraiser.


Heifer's 12 Cornerstones Changed My Family's Life


In November 2012, the Chemrouen Cheat Khmer (CCK) organization and Heifer Cambodia started the "Improving Income and Nutrition through Community Empowerment” (INCOME) project in our village. Our family decided to join the self-help group in late 2012 and things began to change.


Heifer International Beneficiary Gives Back by Volunteering

South Africa

When I was given the opportunity to volunteer at Heifer International, I was thrilled because it was an opportunity to support a cause whereby I have personally witnessed its contribution towards alleviating poverty. In my own little way, I hope I can contribute towards the mission of Heifer International in ending hunger and poverty in the world.


Going Hog Wild for Heifer International

Naquag Elementary School, located in Rutland, MA, went "hog wild" during the first week of May with a very successful fundraiser! To celebrate, students ran in a race and attended a special school-wide assembly where the principal puckered up and kissed a pig!


The Story of Polly Pig and Sarah Sow

When I was 9-years old, we moved to the country. Starting over with friends, and adjusting to a life on a ranch was a lot to take in. At the grocery store (20 miles away) one day, my mom and I ran into an old friend of hers from her high school days. We discovered we lived just miles apart and she had a daughter in my grade.


Mercer Elementary MOOOOves Mountains

Mercer MOOOOves Mountains with Heifer International! During the month of March in 2013, the students and staff at Mercer Elementary School in Shaker Heights, Ohio began a campaign to raise money and awareness for Heifer International and its mission to end world poverty and hunger. Many acts of generosity, selflessness and effort led to a very successful campaign.


Family 'Mooooved to Action'

We named our cause “Mooooved to Action” and our goal was to raise enough money by selling our homemade jewelry to purchase a milk cow for a family that needs help through Heifer International. Our kids could hardly wait to purchase the cow and worked for about three months on their goal.


An Amazing Woman


Following the small concrete path, we were surprised to find a lively painted thatched house peacefully surrounded by green paddyfield, pig pen, hen house and garden of flowers.


Crisis in the Sahel


Though it hasn’t received much news coverage here in the United States, there’s another part of Africa facing a food crisis.


Passing on the Gift in Puno, Peru


Heifer has relocated me from the headquarters in Little Rock, where I’m from, to their office in Lima, Peru, for one year as part of a pilot development program.


Passing on the Gift in Gudu Village, China


Two members of the Muendi Womens Group in Zhaojue participate in a Passing on the Gift ceremony.