Heifer International

What is the Organization?

They empower families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity – but their approach is more than just giving them a handout. Heifer links communities and helps bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty. Their animals provide partners with both food and reliable income, as agricultural products such as milk, eggs and honey can be traded or sold at market.

The History of the Organization

Claire Stine, a lifelong Heifer supporter who died last year, was the original Heifer cowboy. His father, O.W. Stine, was at the church meeting when Heifer founder Dan West first pitched his idea of "a cow, not a cup" to provide cows as an ongoing food source to people robbed of resources during the violence and instability of World War II. That idea, put into action 70 years ago, spawned the creation of the organization now known as Heifer International.

Heifer International

What the Organization Does

The organization provides animals to impoverish countries to help them provide themselves with milk, eggs, honey, etc.

Cost of the Donations

Donations can range anywhere from $10 to $2000 dollars