Did you know that Heifer International has been working for 70 years to end poverty and hunger around the world? Did you also know that they have also partnered with 20.7 million families in low and middle-income countries positively affecting the lives of over 100 million people?
As Heifer International celebrates its 70th year, you can also help end poverty and hunger by purchasing gifts from their Valentine’s Day Gift Catalog that make a difference. Here are some fantastic ideas:
- “Bee Mine!” Give Your Honey the Gift of Honeybees ($30) – A gift of honeybees includes a bee package, hive, box and training in beekeeping techniques. A donation of honeybees boosts income through sales of honey, wax and pollen, and stimulates growth of the family’s crops through pollination.
- “You’re my Sweet Chick!” A Flock of Chicks for your Favorite Chick ($20) – A gift of chicks helps provide a family in need with a starter flock of 10 to 50 chicks, along with training that will empower them to turn this gift into a lifetime of opportunity. Each flock of chicks provides eggs and protein for nourishment, and boosts income through sales of extra eggs and offspring.
- “I’m Over the MOOOn for you!” A Heifer for the One You Udderly Love ($50 a share/$500): A heifer provides milk and nourishment to hungry families, boosts income through sales of extra milk, and encourages better crop yields by creating fertilizer. Heifers have many uses and are capable to bringing stability to the lives of people struggling with hunger.
- “To the Best Kid” Give the Gift of a Kid to your All Star Kid ($120): A dairy goat can supply a family with up to several quarts of nutritious milk a day – a ton of milk a year. Extra milk can be sold or used to make cheese, butter or yogurt. Families also learn to use goat manure to fertilize gardens, instead of using synthetic fertilizers.
All photos courtesy of Heifer International