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Phone: 855.9HUNGER ( 855.948.6437 )
Dan West was a farmer from the American Midwest and member of the Church of the Brethren who volunteered during Spanish Civil War. His mission was to provide relief, but he soon discovered the meager single cup of milk rationed to the weary refugees once a day was not enough.
And then he had a thought: What if they had not a cup, but a cow?
That “teach a man to fish” philosophy is what drove West to found Heifer International. And now, more than 70 years later, that philosophy still inspires our work to end world hunger and poverty throughout the world once and for all.
For generations, we have provided resources and training for struggling small-scale farmers in order to give them a chance to change their circumstances. But solving hunger and poverty on a global scale requires focus on sound, community-based work aligned with a long-term commitment to achieving self-reliance. Our VBHCD model provides resources in a culturally specific, community-focused setting that has allowed people and economies across the developing world to flourish.