80 Years Ending Hunger
and Poverty

Join Heifer as we celebrate 80 years of helping families lift themselves out of poverty.

Become a part of history: donate to support the international programs that need it most.

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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.


46.4 million

Households assisted since Heifer International began in 1944

2.67 million

Households assisted since 2012

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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Sowing the Seeds of Resilience

April 29, 2024

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The Milky Way Program: Nepali Smallholders Lead Dairy Sector Transformation

June 24, 2024

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Heifer Webinar Highlights Lessons from Latin America on Engaging Smallholders in Climate Resilience

May 31, 2024

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Putting the AI Into Aid: Unlocking Smarter Tools for Smallholder Farmers in the Global South

May 21, 2024

Three Honduran women in beekeeping suits stand next to a bee box with the Heifer International logo on the front.
More Honey, More Money: How Bees Offer Opportunity in Honduras

May 16, 2024

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Experts Gather to Discuss Women's Impact on Global Food Security at DialogueNEXT Conference

April 2, 2024

A young man collects crabs from a mangrove pool in Ecuador.
Fallout from Ecuador’s Crises Highlights Need to Invest in Grassroots Resilience

March 25, 2024

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After the Storm: Lucy's Pursuit to Brighter Days

March 21, 2024

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Solar Power in Uganda: Cutting Milk Loss, Lowering Energy Costs and Increasing Farmers’ Income

March 11, 2024

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Nepal Research Study Highlights Empowerment Benefits to Women Farmers from Heifer Projects

March 1, 2024

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.