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Heifer International's mission is to end hunger and poverty and to care for the earth. For 70 years, Heifer has transformed the lives of millions of families by giving them gifts of cows, goats and other livestock. Along with the animals, families receive extensive training in animal care and learn environmentally friendly agricultural practices. Each gift of livestock starts a chain reaction of self-reliance that spreads throughout the entire communities because each family who receives an animal agrees to "pass on the gift" by sharing the offspring of their animal with others in need.
Heifer works directly with community groups to determine which animals are most appropriate and sustainable for their environment, they are given extensive training in how to care for the animals, the environment and ways to create income These animalsare a source of food and income which improve long term quality of life for some of the poorest areas of our world.
Heifer Village on the Heifer International Campus in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas, introduces visitors to the possibility of a world free of hunger and poverty.
A hands-on, global education facility, Heifer Village is home to interactive exhibits that provide a stimulating and challenging educational experience for people of all ages.
Heifer Village is designed as a sustainable and environmentally sensitive building. Adjacent wetlands, which support native species, complement Heifer Village's design.
A place for learning about solutions to global hunger and poverty, Heifer Village will spark commitment in all who experience it, furthering Heifer International's mission to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth.