Our Goal: Living Incomes
We do more than train farmers. We help them grow their incomes
Nutritious food. Shelter. Clean water. A decent education. Access to health care. And a safe and secure environment.
All fundamental for a life free from hunger and poverty. Yet millions of people can’t afford them.
Investing in farmers and business owners with the power to change entire communities.
At Heifer International, we invest in farmers and business owners around the world, because we know that having a secure source of income can be truly transformational for families and their communities.
We work with communities in 21 countries around the world as they strengthen local economies and build secure livelihoods that guarantee a living income to local farmers.
A living income means thriving, not just surviving.
When we start working with a community, together, we set a living income benchmark using data gathered by the farmers themselves. This is an amount that’s specific to a district or region of a country, and tailored to the local context.
We then work with communities to close the gap between current income levels and living income, helping them to expand their businesses in a sustainable way and take them to scale.
We work with local people to create opportunities throughout different value chains. We’re serious about ending hunger and poverty in a sustainable way, and we know working at scale is vital for doing it.
Learn more about our projects in the field
Bihar Socio-Economic Development Project, India
In one of India’s poorest states, Heifer empowers women farmers to provide food for their families, improve the local environment and increase business opportunities for their communities.