Celebrating 79 Years of Ending Hunger and Poverty

By Heifer International

June 23, 2023

Last Updated: July 13, 2023

We are so excited to commemorate a remarkable journey spanning 79 years as Heifer International observes its anniversary this July. What began as one man's dream in 1944 to combat hunger and poverty has since blossomed into a global development mission with agriculture at its core. As we reflect on our achievements — and eagerly look toward the future — we invite you to hear from our founder Dan West in the video below.

79 Years of Ending Hunger and Poverty

The celebration doesn't end here. Scroll through our photo essay to see more of Heifer's work over the past 79 years.

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