A world of communities living together in peace and equitably sharing the resources of a healthy planet.
Heifer’s mission is…
To work with communities to end hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.
Heifer's strategy is…
To “Pass on the Gift.” As people share their animals’ offspring with others – along with their knowledge, resources, and skills – an expanding network of hope, dignity, and self-reliance is created that reaches around the globe.
This simple idea of giving families a source of food rather than short-term relief caught on and has continued for over 65 years. Today, millions of families in 128 countries have been given the gifts of self-reliance and hope.
Obeying God’s call to “let justice roll down like waters” (Amos 5:24), since 1944, Heifer International has helped millions of struggling families become more self-reliant by providing food-and income-producing animals and training in their care. Heifer joins with people of faith everywhere to work for the dignity and well-being of all people wherever they live. Heifer ministers to families in need by: Helping children, enabling women & families, caring for the environment, developing community and passing on the gift.
In partnership with congrega- tions, Heifer International is an ark of refuge for hungry families. Heifer puts faith into action with its time proven principle of Passing on the Gift. Every family who receives livestock ages to pass on one or more of it’s ani- mal’s offspring, or the equivalent, to another neighbor in need. Project partners pass on new ways of animal husbandry and land management, too-a rainbow of hope for the whole community.