Children Deserve Happiness
Change Kids' Lives for the Better
All too often for young Hermes and Yolany in Honduras, a few grains of rice and a handful of beans were all they would have to eat. Like far too many children around the world, their parents spent hours working the fields, but didn’t make enough to always put food on the table. The family struggled to find money for medicine and school. Hermes and Yolany often went to bed hungry and at times became sick from hunger, growing up in the same vicious cycle of poverty as their parents.
Yolany and Hermes have much to smile about, thanks to gifts from Heifer donors like you.
It doesn't have to be this way. You have the power to change a child’s life, and their family’s, for the better, forever. Every time you give a cow, a goat or other livestock through Heifer International, you provide a family with a steady source of income, and you give a child the ability to thrive. This is the kind of profound impact you have around the globe with your generous support of Heifer.
Just look at Hermes, Yolany and their mom and dad to see the impact you can have. With your help, Heifer gave Hermes and Yolany’s parents — Santos and Maria Lucia — a pig, 10 hens, a rooster and a variety of vegetable seeds to plant. You also provided them with training on how to best care for their new livestock and crops. Now, Santos and Maria Lucia earn a steady income for their family. Gone are the nights worrying if they can make ends meet, and wondering if their kids will have to give up school in order to work alongside them. And most importantly — hunger is no longer a problem.
It's a sense of cheer that every child around the world deserves to know. But that happiness is a prospect that escapes many families who deal with the very harsh realities of hunger and poverty. This holiday, they are not dreaming of gifts under the tree; they are wishing for food on their plates.
The potential impact of your gift cannot be overstated. Take this opportunity to share the gift of happiness, and give kids like Hermes and Yolany the chance for a better life.