This is what Heifer International believes: “By giving families a hand-up, not just a hand-out, we empower them to turn lives of hunger and poverty into self-reliance and hope.”
Heifer International gives what they call “living loans,” because in exchange for the livestock and training that families have gotten from Heifer International, they agree to give one of its animal’s offspring to another family in need. What a win-win!
The Heifer recipients improve their own nutrition, develop a sustainable income and help another family get started!
Two years ago I bought my nephews and niece farm animals from Heifer International for Christmas. I wasn’t sure that these teenagers would be so thrilled with this gift, but they are cool people that have been raised by my sister to want to do good works in the world. The Hiefer International gift certificates were a hit in the Herrington household. And I loved being able to support Hiefer with their gifts.
We would love to hear what you think about Heifer International and the Goods for a Cause Holiday Blog! You won’t want to miss Day 10 — Andrew Carnegie was inspired by Heifer International (at age eight!) to start his Goods for a Cause Organization: Hats for Hunger.
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Dr. Lynn K. Jones, Certified Personal and Executive Coach
Dr. Lynn K. Jones is a Certified Personal and Executive Coach. Her doctoral work completed at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University concerned organizational culture; she coaches, consults and trains organizations on what they need to do to create organizational cultures that are aligned with their vision and values.
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