Heifer International

By: Peter Ausiello


Dan West was a farmer from the American Midwest and member of the Church of the Brethren who went to the front lines of the Spanish Civil War as an aid worker. His mission was to provide relief, but he soon discovered the meager single cup of milk rationed to the weary refugees once a day was not enough.And then he had a thought: What if they had not a cup, but a cow? That "teach a man to fish" philosophy is what drove West to found Heifer International. And now, nearly 70 years later, that philosophy still inspires our work to end world hunger and poverty throughout the world once and for all.

What does this organization do ?

We empower families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity – but our 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. Our 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.

When many families gain this new sustainable income, it brings new opportunities for building schools, creating agricultural cooperatives, forming community savings and funding small businesses.

Cost of donations

They have different plans depending on what you're capable of doing. They offer a wide range of different things from a one time donation, monthly plan or even a planned giving. They take what they can get.

Heifer brings unique assets to our partnership

Global results - Support projects and programs that make a positive, long-term impact in some of the world's poorest areas.

Social responsibility - Gain positive brand recognition through joint public relations and cause marketing campaigns.

sustainability - Help us create jobs, improve income, and build hope by investing in a market-based approach to economic development.

World class networks - Be part of a coalition of change-makers including leading corporations, foundations, public institutions and philanthropists.