Heifer International believes ending world hunger is possible and within in our grasp. Partners, such as the people of The United Methodist Church are critical to this vision. For decades, United Methodist Churches have contributed to Heifer projects through the Advance which directly helps families to become self-sufficient in sustainable ways. The impact of this partnership is profound and plays an important role in the struggle against hunger and poverty.
Before the start of any Heifer International project, we evaluate and work with project partners to seek the best sustainable solution for their circumstance. Fundamental to success, project participants take part in Passing on the Gift?(POG), by providing their animals' offspring to other members of the community, along with the training they have received, ensuring that a Heifer project creates an ever-widening network of hope, dignity and self-reliance. This process transforms recipients into donors and, at minimum, doubles the impact of initial investments in Heifer projects.
Goals & Objectives
Heifer has vowed to scale up its program impact. By 2020, Heifer's goal is to help three million families annually to receive training and animals. The smallholder farmer families that Heifer has been working with for decades grow 70% of the food the world eats every day. Their health, their productivity, their care for the soil and the environment around them is crucial to our future.
We know the family-oriented, community-based development model works. For seventy years, Heifer has helped 18.5 million families in more than 125 countries move to greater self-reliance. Together with The United Methodist Church, we can end hunger.
Every country where Heifer operates has a detailed list of each project including name, project number, budget, timeline, and a description of the operational plan for each.
For more information or to request the free Fill The Ark local church resource, visit www.heifer.org or call (800)422-0474.