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Shop our Gift Catalog to find holiday gifts that change lives. Right now, every dollar you give equals $3 to feed hungry families.


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

A girl feeds goats.
5 Ways Animals Help Reduce Global Poverty

November 28, 2023

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

October 6, 2023

Two young Ugandan women smile as they drive back from a dairy collection center.
Heifer Uganda Partners with Mastercard Foundation to Expand Youth Employment in Agriculture

November 20, 2023

Three smiling women in gray polo shirts stand in front of yellow flowers.
Galápagos Women Advance Food Sovereignty, Stand Up to Discrimination

November 28, 2023

Sun Sythol starts a gas water pump to irrigate his green onion fields.
Farm to Table: A Picture Perfect Journey

November 2, 2023

Innocent Apedo tends to his sunflower garden.
Heifer Uganda and Young Oilseed Farmers Improve Income, Food Security

September 22, 2023

A mangrove farmer digs for shellfish.
Heifer Ecuador Applauds Country's Progress Toward Nature-Friendly Future

September 11, 2023

A Nepali woman holds a crate of freshly harvest produce.
Food Waste Facts You Should Know

September 6, 2023

Students enjoy eggs as a snack at Aolo Primary School in Kenya.
3 Ways Poultry Education Fuels Young Minds

August 24, 2023

Surita Sandosham, president and CEO of Heifer International, shakes hands with the Minister of Irrigation and Lowlands in Ethiopia.
Heifer Ethiopia Strengthens Partnership with National Government

August 16, 2023

Woman standing and smiling in front of her corn crop
Corn kernels with hands sifting through it

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

Donating helps give 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.