The end of hunger isn’t a fairy tale

Welcome to the Heifer family. Donors, volunteers, recipients and our teams around the world share a common goal: To end hunger and poverty in a sustainable way. It’s a lofty goal, but we know it's achievable. Together we are the family that can create this change.

Together we can make cows fly

See stories of how lives are being transformed around the globe through Heifer's work in more than 20 countries.

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Heifer Mission Trip

United States of America

I was one of the adults who visited Heifer Ranch in Arkansas from June 18-20 with the Ottawa Kansas First United Methodist Group. I wrote the following poem about our experience and I plan to read it on August 2nd when we give our presentation to the church. Someone suggested I send it to you! Click the title of this story to read more...

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World of Girls

During their second year as Brownies (3rd grade), my Girl Scout troop worked on a journey called "World of Girls." Click the title of this story to read more...

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Biking for Heifer on Two Continents

Nepal

Two teams of cyclists are traversing two different continents all for the same cause: ending hunger and poverty. Click the title of this story to read more...

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An Economics Class Gives to Heifer International

It’s not every day you hear of 4th graders learning the value of economics. But when Heifer International received a $480 donation along with a letter referencing “mini-society business sessions” taking place during 4th graders’ economic studies, we were intrigued. Click the title of this story to read more...

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I am a woman among women, and my family is well respected in the village
Gagnessiri Ndiaye, http://tinyurl.com/qhbuvnn
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Generous Student Gives "Cash for Cows"

My name is Rebecca and I am from Lincoln Middle School in Meriden, CT. I am writing on behalf of my 7th grade team who worked at collecting money for your organization. My Social Studies teacher received your letter in the mail about donating to farms in East Africa and then gave us background on your organization because she uses your foundation herself. She then encouraged donations, even if it was just a penny. To read more, please click on the title of this story...

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A Town Celebration Benefits Heifer International

On 13 July 2015, Ladd, Illinois, a town of 1,300, celebrated its 125th anniversary. We had an outdoor mass and the collection of $845 was designated for Heifer International. We reflected that the early, immigrant settlers made it possible for us to have what we have today. We felt this was a small way we could share with others and give the gift that keeps on giving.

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Clementine Montessori School Celebrates Earth Day with Heifer International

Kenya

The students at Clementine Montessori School in Philadelphia, PA have been learning about the work of Heifer International all year. We've read books about worms and chickens, about Beatrice's goat, about good gardens and cows. We tasted honey when we studied how bees help people, drank goat's milk and ate goat cheese, cleaned alpaca fleece and learned big words, like "sustainability" and "faith." Click the title of this story to read more...

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Maimonides Students Participate in Read to Feed

As an Orthodox Jewish school, we consider tzedekah or charity to be a mitzvah or good deed. Considering this, it is not surprising that the vast majority of my students care deeply about their involvement in the Read to Feed program and remain committed to Heifer's mission to end world hunger and poverty. Click the title of this story to read more...

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Kiss the Cow

For the second straight year, our children at Brookhaven Elementary School have taken on the challenge of raising funds for Heifer International. We "upped the ante" by making the teacher from the top fundraising class "Kiss the Cow" at our annual Spring Carnival. Click the title of this story to read more...

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
African Proverb
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One woman told us that owning cows has made her as strong as a man.
Wendi Aarons
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Saint Paul's Sunday School Offering

Throughout the 2014-15 school year, students at Saint Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen, OH decided to raise funds for Heifer International. Click the title of this story to read more...

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Get your hair wet, Wendi

Malawi

After cruising around for a bit and enjoying the beautiful scenery and wildlife, our captain docked the boat and told us all we could jump in and swim. Almost everyone from the group immediately sprinted to the side and cannonballed into the water like it was Caddy Day at Bushwood Country Club and they were allowed just 15 minutes to have fun before the Baby Ruth appeared. It was pretty great. I didn’t join them. Instead, I stood on the deck waving and smiling at everyone in the gorgeous water, and quickly decided it wasn’t something I could do.

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Karen Walrond finds light

Malawi

Friends, I'm happy to report that found light in Malawi. There is light and colour everywhere. The women wear vibrant colours and patterns, and at every stop, our hosts greeted us with exuberant song and dance.