Heifer International’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the earth. For over 70 years, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Heifer is currently working in more than 30 countries, to help families and communities become more self-reliant. Heifer’s unique community development model has assisted more than 25 million families directly and indirectly since 1944.
Heifer Hong Kong
Founded in 2000, Heifer Hong Kong has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income in Mainland China, and help families and communities become more self-reliant. Through Heifer’s unique community development model, Heifer Hong Kong works with Haihui to end rural poverty in Mainland China.
- An increasing number of families in China ending hunger, becoming self-reliant and caring for others.
- A compassionate young generation in Hong Kong that is active in making a difference in the global community, starting in China.
- To provide opportunities for the Hong Kong community to support Heifer’s poverty alleviation program in China.
- To raise the public awareness of Heifer’s work and values through education.
Haihui has been working together with Heifer Hong Kong to implement projects in Mainland China. It has been helping impoverished families in rural China become self-reliant. Until now, it has implemented 169 poverty alleviation projects in 17 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions, lifting nearly 124,000 families out of poverty.
In line with the Chinese government’s poverty reduction targets, Haihui is committed to helping 250,000 impoverished families achieve a sustainable livelihood before the end of 2020 through community development, eco-friendly enterprise development and the forming of cooperatives.
How It Works
We empower families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity – but our approach is more than just giving them a handout. Heifer links communities and helps bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty. Our animals provide recipients with both food and reliable income, as agricultural products such as milk, eggs and honey can be traded or sold at market.
When many families gain this new sustainable income, it brings new opportunities for building schools, creating agricultural cooperatives, forming community savings and funding small businesses.
Passing On The Gift
Heifer requires recipient families to pass on their animal’s offspring or return the loan used to purchase livestock together with skills and knowledge to help other needy families. This ensures project sustainability in the community while recipients become donors and regain dignity.