Genuine Need and Justice

CORNERSTONE: GENUINE NEED AND JUSTICE

Genuine Need and Justice

HOW IT WORKS:

This Cornerstone helps guide Heifer's work so that we provide livestock and training to those with a genuine need. This means lacking adequate nutrition and money for medicine and education. In many cases, poverty is a result of discrimination and racism. Heifer seeks to facilitate justice by empowering those who are disenfranchised because of their ethnicity, sex or social status.

IN ACTION:

Genuine need exists everywhere, not just in developing countries. So does discrimination and bias. Be generous with your time and resources, and be mindful of respecting people from different backgrounds.

Projects
People

The Sound of Frogs

Cambodia

In May 2013, I was travelling to Cambodia with the Heifer team working on training their Community Animal Health Workers...

Partners

Country Director Inspires Volunteer

A long-time volunteer explains why she supporters Heifer International.

Projects

Regine and Justine: Cameroon Women Turn Things Around

Cameroon

Regine Ndjiwo, 55, and Justine Passo, 50, are members of Heifer projects in the western region of Cameroon, a little over nine miles from Heifer’s office in Bamenda. They are part of GIC APEB (Groupe d’Initiative Commune d’Apiculture et Eleveurs de Bamepah) created in Bamepah Village.

Communities of Change

1945 Program Participant Shares his Story

Poland

Meet Stanislaw Debert; at the end of 1945, Mr. Debert was the recipient of one of the 150 heifers sent by the Heifer Project to Poland on the SS Santiago Iglesias. In early October, I had the good fortune to sit and talk with him, his wife, and a daughter in their home near Gdansk about what that heifer meant to them. At the end of World War II when Europe was seething with displaced persons, Mr. Debert arrived in the area of Gdansk. He fled from Kielce on the roof of a train car with only the clothes he was wearing...

Projects
People

Cornerstones: The Quintessential Way of Life

What is the significance of Cornerstones? Why are these given so much prominence? Vineeta Sharma, administrative officer for Heifer India, gives her thoughtful take on Heifer's 12 Cornerstones for Just and Sustainable Development.

People

Phan Phearum Finds Precious Gift in Raising Goats

Cambodia

My family and I are grateful to Heifer and Chetthor for their good deed. I never forget to thank them. I look after these precious gifts very well with my husband and my children.

Projects

A Cow Can Change Lives

Uganda

I no longer behave like I used to, the way I used to handle my wife. Considering gender awareness, I have benefited from the project and our family relations have greatly improved.

People

Confidence to Live a Better Life

Bangladesh

Now my cow shed is better than that house in which I lived. When my husband received Cornerstones and Gender and Justice training, he also understood me. Everybody, including my husband, now asks my opinion and suggestions for decisions−without my decision nothing happens.

Projects

Meeting the Children of Heifer Nepal

Nepal

I see children everywhere at Passing on the Gift® events, door-to-door visits, hanging around their mothers and marching in rallies alongside women. These children are growing up around strong, independent women who have a voice and opinions to bring change in their community.

Projects

A Cow Brings Hope into Life of Fear

Armenia

Life in Chinar is very dangerous. Every day my wife takes our two kids to the kindergarten with a feeling of fear in her heart. The other day the nurse in the kindergarten told my wife that every time when the shootings start she turns on the music very loudly so that the children don’t hear the shootings. Thanks to Heifer we now have a cow and a calf.

Projects

A Visit to Bolivia's Chocolate Forest

Bolivia

World Ark Senior Editor Austin Bailey and Heifer Americas Program Assistant Jason Woods share about their recent trip to Bolivia's "Chocolate Forest."

Projects

Selling Agroecological Products at the Market in Ecuador

Ecuador

We sell the horchata for 40 cents a glass and can earn about $150 in a day. It is a source of income. It helps with the costs of school for my son and food for home.

Projects

Seeing the Nature of Heifer's Work

Vietnam

I was amazed to see firsthand the holistic view of development that Heifer propagates. The projects are not limited to passing on a cow; rather, Heifer's 12 Cornerstones for Just and Sustainable Development encompass every aspect of life, from diversifying incomes to empowering women and families to working together to end poverty.

People

Once a Recipient, Now a Donor

Nepal

I received two goats from Heifer International and applied the knowledge I acquired during Improved Animal Management training while raising them. After receiving the animals I have passed on two goats. My small effort has helped my family have a better life. I hope other women will be able to achieve bigger success by working harder.

People
Projects

An Amazing Woman

Vietnam

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.

People
Events

Volunteering in honor of Mandela

South Africa

July 18th is Nelson Mandela International Day, a day when thousands of people in South Africa and across the world will give their time to volunteer to help others.

People

Crisis in the Sahel

Senegal

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

Projects
People

Social Justice in Philippines

Philippines

Social Justice is personified by a husband in the Philippines who, after attending trainings on Heifer’s 12 Cornerstones for Just and Sustainable Development, values his wife’s work and begins helping provide for his family.

Projects

Women’s Empowerment is Key to Turning Oppression Into Opportunity

Nepal

At Heifer International we believe there is no development strategy more beneficial to society than the one that involves women as central players, and at the same time engages men to encourage a more accepting view of women’s participation.

Projects
People

International Day of the Girl Child: Little Soldier Girl

Malawi

October 11th is the United Nations International Day of the Girl Child, a time to recognize the challenges girls in many developing countries face and to find ways to help them reach their potential.