This September, We-Care.com has chosen to honor Heifer International as our Cause of the Month. Heifer’s mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the Earth. They believe in equipping people with the tools, education, and livestock to bring about positive transformation.
Families in Heifer project communities see higher incomes, healthier livestock and better access to education. By working with generous donors and partners, our dream of eradicating hunger and poverty is becoming a reality.
By giving families a hand-up, not just a handout, they empower them to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity. Heifer International helps bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty.
The famous Heifer International animals includes everything from cows and goats to bees and buffalo. These animals don’t just provide project partners with a reliable source of food, but also a reliable source of income. Extra agricultural products can be both shared within the community and sold at market. This new income, coupled with training in sustainable practices, allows partners to clothe their families, provide them with medical care and send their children to school.
And when not just one but many families gain this new sustainable produce and income, it brings new opportunities for building schools, creating agricultural co-ops, and forming community savings and loan groups to help fund entrepreneurial start-ups. Newly formed women’s groups help increase the communities’ full potential, as neighbors who may have never interacted now come together to help the community prosper.