Peace, health, education, opportunity – they’re not your typical holiday gifts. In fact, many of us in the developed world forget the adversity our global neighbors endure each day.
We dream of the latest tech gadget; they dream of food to feed their family.
But this holiday season, with gifts of livestock and training, we can help families improve their nutrition and generate income in sustainable ways. We refer to the animals as "living loans" because in exchange for their livestock and training, families agree to give one of its animal's offspring to another family in need, creating a cycle of change that lifts entire communities out of poverty.
By giving families a hand-up, not just a handout, Heifer empowers them to turn lives of hunger and poverty into self-reliance and hope.
Heifer recipients would tell you that joy comes in the package of a goat that gives milk daily, or a water buffalo that packs the power to tame the most unwieldy soil, or chickens that produce life-giving eggs.
More than 12 million families that faced insurmountable issues now have hope and a future because of Heifer's model.
It's math you can't ignore. One cow. One family. One giant impact.
Pledge to help Heifer give families the gifts of animals and training, leading to self-reliance and a better future.