Stories of poverty have motivated Heifer partners around the world to do what they can to end hunger. These partners have contributed in many ways, from raising money by climbing mountains and volunteering in Haiti to gathering donations from high school fundraisers and participating in volunteer spring breaks. We are proud to share the details of how these partners have helped end hunger in our ongoing collection of When Cows Fly stories found below.
See where Heifer is working around the world to end hunger.
Thuy received the gift of geese and they have been a perfect match on her small farm. The training she received provided essential knowledge in their care.
The chickens her grandmother received made it possible for her to care for Gladys and her 11 cousins who have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS.
Emilia is a member of the impoverished Roma community and the chickens her family received are empowering them to overcome the severe discrimination her people face.
Devota has used money from milk sales to send her children to school and diversify her farm by investing in ducks.
Thanks to the eggs from their ducks, Ulysses and his family have a reliable source of nutrition and income.
Sinath says, "I think Passing on the Gift® was the best activity in our life. I was so excited."
Judeth is an orphan whose adopted family received chickens from Heifer donors and has since been able to invest in growing their farm.
When Edwin's mother received 10 chickens, she was overwhelmed with gratitude by the kindness of strangers.
The chickens Nancy received from Heifer made an immediate difference. Now she can earn income to pay for her children's education.
Thanks to Heifer donors, Meide and her husband have been able to rebuild their lives after the devastating Sichuan earthquake.
Edik is very thankful for the gift of chickens and the impact they are having on his growing farm and his family.
Marietta's chickens provide her with about seven eggs a day that she can sell to local shops.
Our House, in Little Rock, visited Heifer Ranch with the kids from their youth program.
A long-time volunteer explains why she supporters Heifer International.
Recently I accompanied several employees of corporate supporter Elanco as they climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and raised money for Heifer International. The trek was challenging and magnificent. Here are a few things that other sources may not tell you about climbing the highest mountain in Africa.
It was a long day, for the simple reason that you must minimize your time between 15k and 19k ft, and so the distance up and down must be compressed into one day, while moving only as fast as your cardio system can handle.
Heifer’s Read to Feed program welcomes a new supporter – Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Nobel and Gandhi Prize recipient and human rights activist from South Africa.
The second Irish airlift committed for Heifer Romania’s Milk for Orphans Project landed successfully at the Timisoara airport on January 17th.
A BBC Nepal radio broadcast discusses forage production by Heifer International Nepal project members.
The difference between ingenuity and necessity became blurry during my time in Honduras.
Students in the College of Agriculture and Life Science's civic agriculture and food systems program traveled to Honduras for spring break to learn about sustainable agriculture.
McAuliffe Elementary used the Read to Feed program by Heifer International to help change the world.
They plan on heading to London to participate in the Mongol Rally, a 10,000 kilometer, six-week jaunt that will take them across Eurasia in a second-hand car
Church of the Brethren consortium holding series of fundraising events.