Change Lives With Chicks

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Your monthly donation helps a family lift themselves out of poverty. Join us as we work with families in need to create long-term solutions to world hunger.

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Local Solutions,
Global Impact

We partner with smallholder farmers – especially women farmers – to improve their families’ food security and increase their incomes.

We offer tools, training and resources that help farmers work together to build profitable, sustainable businesses with strong market linkages.


42.9 Million

Households assisted since Heifer International began in 1944

Family in the fields farming

2.67 million

active households in Heifer International’s programs in the past year

19 countries

Heifer International works globally, with projects in progress across four continents

7.6 million

People trained by Heifer since 2012, of which 64% are women

Recent News and Stories

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A woman feeds her daughter fortified porridge to combat malnutrition in Diacounda, Senegal.
Understanding Global Hunger and Food Insecurity

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Nepal: Baby Cows, Big Dreams

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2023 Annual Report: Catalyzing Opportunities

February 6, 2024

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How Financial Inclusion Reduces Poverty and Income Inequality

January 3, 2024

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Get a 2024 Tax Deduction When You Donate to Heifer International by Year’s End

January 2, 2024

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2023 Mission Moments: Highlights from our Programs and Partnerships

December 18, 2023

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2023: Heifer’s Year in Pictures

December 12, 2023

The Power of Partnerships

Heifer is partnership-driven in the countries where we work – with farmer groups, businesses, governments and more – to scale impact and strengthen local ownership. 

We offer a variety of ways to partner with us to improve the lives of farming families. 


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How to Get Involved

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Give a Gift to Heifer

Help end hunger and poverty. Donating gives struggling families the resources they need to thrive.

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Gift Catalog

Our Gift Catalog gives you the power to choose how to change the life of a family in need.

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Heifer’s Family Fun Packs

Each month, you’ll receive a downloadable pack full of seasonal activities, games, challenges, recipes and more to help your family grow together while learning about our work around the world.

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Employer Matching Gifts

Find out if your employer is one of the thousands of corporations that match donations to Heifer through employer matching gifts.

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School Programs

Heifer offers free educational and fundraising programs that allow students in your classroom to learn about the world around them while helping others.

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Raise funds, have fun and make a difference by helping us to end global poverty.