CATEGORY: PROJECTS & FAMILIES
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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.
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Dr. Roger Natzke, former Chairman of the Heifer International Board, recently contacted us regarding his love for the Heifer Project. Over the years, Natzke has had the opportunity to visit Heifer projects in various countries including Rwanda and Nicaragua; to not only share his expertise in Dairy Science, but also to witness how families have lifted themselves out of poverty with the help of Heifer's Hub model. Natzke shares, "I am intimately familiar with the Heifer model designed to alleviate hunger and poverty. Providing poor people, especially women, with an animal gives them a sense of self worth, a means to provide for their family, and finally, a means to support another needy neighbor by passing on the gift." To continue reading about Dr. Natzke's letter and to see more photos, please click the title of the story!
4 Holstein Heifers donated to Mennonite Vocational School, South Korea by Heifer Project in 1962 | Left to Right: Paul Hochstetler, Ag. Advisor, Kim Byung Chuc, Farm Manager, & Kim Joh Oak, Herdsman
When given the room, given the training, given the space, [leaders] pop up.Pierre Ferrari, Heifer CEO
This picture shows the baby jersey and mother jersey. It was taken about two weeks after the birth. | Sung Ji won Orphanage, 1963
Pamphlet produced by Heifer Project during the 1940's & 50's
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