Heifer Project International‘s mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the earth.
With gifts of livestock and training, they help communities in the US and abroad improve their nutrition and generate income in sustainable ways. Animals are referred to as “living loans” because in exchange for their livestock and training, projects agree to give one of its animal’s offspring to another family in need. It’s called Passing on the Gift – a cornerstone of our mission that creates an ever-expanding network of hope and peace.
Heifer has provided livestock (worms) and other resources to urban agricultural projects in Chicago, including start-up support for Growing Power and Growing Home.