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Heifer Project International (Heifer) is a leading International development organization working to end hunger and poverty while caring for the earth. Heifer's work is focused on improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers and building resilience among local communities.
For 75 years now, the "Teach a man to fish" philosophy continues to inspire Heifer International's work to end world hunger and poverty once and for all and has transformed the lives of millions. Heifer has set 115 million men, women and children on a path toward living income, an income sufficient for a decent standard of living and by so doing, Heifer is moving entire communities along the path from hunger and poverty to greater resilience.
At Heifer, we believe that the collective power of economic development, food security and nutrition, and environmental sustainability can empower small-scale farmers on the path to living incomes. When those components are multiplied by the positive impacts of gender equality and social capital, communities achieve greater resilience and a sustainable reduction in hunger and poverty. Among other projects, Heifer is currently implementing the East Africa Youth Inclusion Program (EAYIP) in Uganda and Tanzania in partnership with Mastercard Foundation.