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Heifer International

Heifer International

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Heifer is a global development organization that empowers families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity. Their “teach a man to fish” philosophy has proved successful for over 60 years in 100+ countries.

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Dan West, an American Farmer served on the front lines of the Spanish Civil war providing relief to weary refugees.  He discovered that a single cup of milk was not enough and had a thought:  What if they had a whole cow?  This “teach a man to fish” philosophy led to the founding of Heifer in 1944, and the idea to enable and empower people still inspires Heifer to this day.

Heifer achieves sustainable change by creating new family businesses and income generation. Their unique approach enhances the capacity of vulnerable small-scale farmers, especially woman, to secure a better life. The foundation of Heifer’s model is to:

  • Provide  livestock, and training  to small scale farmers  which generates both food and business income
  • Partner with producers, processors, suppliers, distributors and consumers to improve production, markets and better prices.
  • Build sustainable communities by passing along the first female offspring of their livestock to neighbors which multiplies the impact 9X to the entire community
  • Promote gender equality, empowering woman by encouraging them to be active contributors in their community.
  • Teach sustainable environmental practices about water conservation, nutrient recycling, organic fertilizers, wastewater management and energy efficiency.

Heifer has a reputation for excellence, operating efficiently and transparently, enjoying a Platinum rating from Guidestar.

Disclaimer: Heifer International is the benefiting charitable organization. Information about Heifer International is available by calling 1-800-422-0474, by visiting Heifer International’s website at and by reviewing Heifer International’s Charitable Solicitation Disclosure Statements here. Heifer International will receive the following benefit in connection with this promotion: 5% – 15% of the purchase price per each purchase. This promotion will extend from December 15th, 2017 until December 15, 2019. All images, content and logos are used with permission from Heifer International. All rights reserved.