Heifer’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. Since 1944, Heifer International has provided environmentally-sound agricultural training and livestock gifts that multiply. Heifer currently works in 40 countries, including the U.S.
Heifer International’s mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the Earth.
It all started with a cow.
Moved by the plight of orphans and refugees of the Spanish Civil War as he ladled out meager rations of powdered milk, Dan West, an Indiana farmer, volunteer relief worker and Church of the Brethren member, grasped that the people needed “a cow, not a cup”—cows that could produce milk so families would not have to depend on temporary aid. From that simple idea, Heifer International was born.