This year, Heifer International is celebrating its 75th anniversary. As a part of the celebration, we’re sharing some important moments in our organization’s history.
At the request and effort of pastors and leaders from the Methodist Evangelical Church in Bolivia, Heifer Project began work in the country in 1957. Initially, families in the altiplano were given rabbits and training on animal breeding and husbandry. The focus later shifted to alpacas and dairy cows. The animals were flown from the United States to the cities of La Paz and Santa Cruz de la Sierra. From there, they were taken to remote, rural communities.
Heifer’s work in Bolivia continued until 2018, when the office closed.