Heifer International Foundation

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Technology, International, Philanthropy

Location: P O Box 727 Little Rock AR 72203 USA

Mission: Heifer Foundation was established by the board of Heifer International in 1990 to build an endowment to generate ongoing support for the work of Heifer International, to educate people on how planned charitable giving supports Heifer International's work and to serve as a fiduciary for our donors.

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

A friend gave me a brochure from Heifer about 10 years ago. I took it with me on the train ride home to Chicago. As I read about Heifer and saw the photos of how animals IMPACT and CHANGE LIVES of people all around the world I began to cry. THIS was the type organization I had been looking to team up with. When you give an animal to a family, they are required to give it's first offspring to a neighbor, so the gift keeps giving long after the initial gift. It's an amazing model, and one that I'll always be a part of. I usually donate goats and llamas. When I'm able too, I'm going to donate cows as well. Thank you Heifer for making donating so easy, and so powerful. Mike

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2012

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I love Heifer International! I cannot speak highly enough! While many non-profits focus on short-term solutions (i.e. food, bottled water, etc), Heifer focuses on long-term solutions--providing livestock. I give to Heifer several times a year and never question where my money is going. I know it is going to empowering communities to help themselves and make their community sustainable!

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Definitely

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Definitely

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Definitely

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2012

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Agroecology - In a world where land is overused, community members need to learn how to protect and rejuvenate their land, water and other natural resources. Heifer helps by teaching environmentally sound agricultural techniques. Animal Well-Being - Before any Heifer animal is passed along to a project partner, Heifer trains the new recipient in animal management, using our strictly enforced. Animal Welfare Guidelines Gender Equity - In Heifer's view, gender equity is a social justice and human rights issue that directly leads to ending hunger and poverty. That's why our participants are equal partners in sustainable development projects. HIV-AIDS - Today, we as a world community, confront AIDS, a virus that in the past 25 years has either infected or killed over 64 million people. It is not only a health issue, as it fractures every sector of society, for Heifer, it is a prominent concern in the arena of sustainable development. This is why Heifer is incorporating HIV/AIDS education in our community training groups. Microenterprise - Heifer provides both "no-interest living loans" in the form of livestock, as well as small monetary loans to help people start and expand businesses that yield big benefits for families. Urban Agriculture - Heifer is reconnecting city-dwellers with their food sources, building strong alliances and instilling an entrepreneurial spirit among adults and youth through our Urban Agriculture projects. Young People's Initiative - Heifer weaves youth-focused programs through all our project work and emphasizes young people's needs. Through Heifer International people who either have time to volunteer, through information booth that can be set-up during local events to inform the public of all these different avenues that Heifer International does to help people develop sustainable life styles. Even if a person on a limited budget. Through their on line gift catalog you can afford for as little as $10 a gift that can help a family gain independence to feed their families, communities, to start a micro-business and to pass on that gift to another family.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

This organization teaches people sustainability, educates about their land and ways to help their communities, to provide people with education and resources to help locally and globally. The hope and independence they could give.

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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