The idea is simple, and it works. Instead of providing hungry families with a temporary source of food, Heifer International provides the "living loan" of an animal. A family's health and standard of living is greatly improved by what the animal can provide. This might be milk from a cow or goat, eggs from poultry, draft power from water buffalo or wool from llamas.
Heifer also provides training in animal care and in farming methods that preserve the environment. Each family in turn passes on these gifts to another family in need, creating a chain of hope that lifts entire communities. To learn more, please visit www.heifer.org"