Heifer Approach

 

Bringing an End to World Hunger Through Unimaginable Blessings

 

Today, millions of people who were once hungry will be nourished by milk, eggs and fresh vegetables.

Families who for generations knew only poverty will be building new homes and starting businesses.

Children who once headed out to the fields to do backbreaking work will be heading into schoolrooms to learn to read.

 

Heifer China's Model of Project Managment and Operation...

 

Heifer China established a pattern of management and implementation combining and mobilizing Heifer China Office, Bureau of Animal Husbandry at all levels, local Poverty Alleviation Bureau, other local governmental agencies and agricultural universities/institutes to fully integrate all sources to achieve our target. Heifer China also developed an operation model with core funding from Heifer, matching funds from various channel, passing on the gifts by means of animal and money equivalent, and organizing farmers in the form of farm co-operatives and company + farm households. Heifer China pattern/model has been introduced and copied by local government and other rural development organizations in agricultural or livestock projects. Passing on the Gift has been widely applied in many non-Heifer projects.

Heifer China projects also enable local animal husbandry bureaus to get government projects from higher authorities. For example, our dairy cattle project in Xuanhan created a good pre-condition for a bigger dairy cattle program funded by the IFAD. Lezhi Meat Goat Project enabled the Bureau of Animal Husbandry to get a big government program with a budget of one million yuan of agricultural development fund from the Provincial Government and the Ministry of Agriculture. The practice of cooperation with all parties has been proved successful and recognized as of good adoption to Chinese characteristics and has created a win-win situation.

 

And people who never thought they'd be in a position to help someone else will be experiencing the joy of charitable giving.

 

How is this possible?

 

With Heifer's proven approach - almost 60 years in the making - to helping people obtain a sustainable source of food and income.

 

Cornerstones guide our efforts to end world hunger and care for the earth.

 

Long-Term Solutions emphasizing community involvement distinguish our work from that of global relief organizations.

"Passing on the Gift" means recipients agree to share the offspring of gift animals with others in need, making them equal partners with Heifer in the fight to end world hunger.

 

Environment and Sustainable Development is taught to our project recipients to help them achieve sustainable agricultural production.


Animal Well-Being guidelines are strictly reinforced with professional veterinary training staff.

Disaster Rehabilitation, with long-term, sustainable development the goal of Heifer's rehabilitation projects.

How We Measure Success shows how people's lives have permanently changed since Heifer came along.