Check out this inspiring story that features some amazing people including Ronnie Seruyange, a 26-year-old who used to be an orphaned street kid in Uganda. He is now completing a residency at our Learning Center at Overlook Farm, to learn ways to help the orphans back in Uganda become self-sufficient and break out of poverty.
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.
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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.
We were looking for a way to give back to the Heifer. We own a meat provision. We want to spread good karma.
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.
No one in this life gets anywhere without help somewhere along the way. Heifer magnifies my giving back a hundred-fold and more.
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.
My AP Environmental Science (APES) students at High Point Central High School conducted a fundraiser "SMASH Hunger" with the students at the school and collected $120.00 in one afternoon.
I learned from the UN FAO report, The State of Food and Agriculture (2009) "Livestock in the Balance," that 40 percent of global farm income comes from livestock, and that 80 percent of the "undernourished" are rural! Clearly the Heifer project is right on target.
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.
I'm a middle school teacher in my late 20s, a wife, and mother of a 3 year old little girl and expecting our next little girl in just a few weeks! I guess you can say I've always been one of those people waiting to figure out what my "something MORE" was...
I grew up on a small farm in Washington State; our family raised at least two Holstein heifers and two goats to be donated to Heifer International.
These protein packed "pets" are wonderful. They lay nutritional eggs, compost our food scraps, and create compost for the garden.
The project members were like my second family and every time I was with them I enjoyed it to the fullest.They never made me feel like an outsider, even though sometimes there was a language barrier. I learned a lot about the Zulu culture from them, like the type of food they eat at home and their way of doing things. I got to love and respect it. Manje se ngi khuluma isiZulu kahle (Now I can speak Zulu very well), all thanks to the project members.
The Heifer Sacramento Community Volunteer group recently hosted an 'open-mic' concert to raise funds for Heifer. The group has a goal of $10,000 this year, and plan to do it with several casual activities like this.
United Methodist Church in Concord, California held the 24th Annual Bike-a-Thon for Heifer. May 4 was a beautiful day for a bike ride in the Napa Valley, when 19 riders and 5 support crew members from the Concord United Methodist Church took to the scenic roads to raise money for Heifer.
When I was 9, 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.
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.
My husband and I have had a rough go at life over the past 10 years and in the quiet of the day or the night, I think of what you all do.
I am a painter and fiber artist specializing in animals and rural life. Without a large charitable budget, I look for ways to give using what I do have... my art.
The Joyful Noise! Gospel Choir is preparing traditional African music, spirituals, slave songs, and contemporary gospel and original music to raise money for the good work of Heifer International.
Our godson was born and we gave him a gift of a part of a water buffalo. We're going to buy him 1 part for every birthday until we have bought him a WHOLE water buffalo. This is great. :)
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.
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.
World Ark Senior Editor Austin Bailey and Heifer Americas Program Assistant Jason Woods share about their recent trip to Bolivia's "Chocolate Forest."
Our group of Heifer Nepal and Heifer International headquarters staff was climbing because “they were there,” they being the women and men in need who live at the top and will soon begin training for Heifer’s goat value-chain project.
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.