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Together, our work empowers small-scale farmers and their families to achieve socially, economically and environmentally secure lives!
For over 70 years, Heifer International has been finding solutions to end hunger and poverty. We've had an impact in more than 125 countries and helped over 22.6 million families, but there is still work to do. Below you will find stories highlighting the impact of your support. With the help of donors, volunteers and all Heifer supporters, we continue to work together to fight hunger and poverty, all while caring for the Earth. To learn more about Heifer International's approach, work and impact in the field visit www.heifer.org/ending-hunger/index.html.
See where Heifer is working around the world to end hunger.
When Heifer International was founded in 1944, Dan West and his fellow brethren started sending heifers overseas for war relief efforts. Seagoing cowboys would volunteer to help transport the animals! Heifer Int'l has now started purchasing the livestock within the local country, which helps funnel money back into the local economy where the animals are purchased. According to this advertisement in 1946, the cost of purchasing a heifer and sending it overseas was $160. Now a Heifer can be purchased within the country for $500.
Ecuador is in the midst of recovery after an April earthquake killed over 660 people. Little Rock-based Heifer International has been working with farmers and fishing families in the region just outside the earthquake's epicenter for decades. Oscar Castañeda, Vice President of the Americas with Heifer, spoke with KUAR's Jacob Kauffman about the path of recovery efforts... Please click the title of the article to read more!
The poor are not responsible for their poverty and misery. Most of them struggle in conditions that are subhuman, dangerous, full of disease, hunger and despair.Pierre Ferrari
The work we do may be serious, but we always need to find the fun.Pierre Ferrari, CEO of Heifer International
I am a woman among women, and my family is well respected in the villageGagnessiri Ndiaye, http://tinyurl.com/qhbuvnn
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.African Proverb