SeptemberField Report

Give Where Needed Most

You can transform a family's future.

We recently sent a team into the field to assess the impact of Heifer International projects in Africa. They witnessed your support making a powerful difference in the lives of determined families in Malawi.

Consider the story of Luwiza Mzungu, a widowed mother who once struggled just to put food on the table for her children. When she fulfilled her promise to Pass On the Gift, Luwiza joined millions of other families who have become allies in our fight to end hunger and poverty around the world. Life for Luwiza and her community is still difficult. But thanks to the resources and confidence that they received from generous Heifer International supporters like you, they know that they can overcome big challenges by working together.

Our team reported so many more cases of the extraordinary impact of your giving:

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They met a mother named Gertrude who already had a cow, but it produced very little milk. We provided training to help her increase her production from a gallon and a half to over six. With her family’s house in poor condition, this gift of opportunity will make an immense difference by increasing their income and improving their nutrition.

They listened to a woman named Josephine who leads the meeting of a village savings and loan group. The group is now four years old, has 25 members, and has made it possible for families to improve their home, purchase basic necessities, and invest in their futures. Josephine is Passing On the Gift® in a very special way by helping launch 17 savings and loan groups in villages throughout Malawi.

They spoke with Rose Bamoye , a widowed mother of four who turned the gift of goats and an improved cookstove from supporters like you into an education for all her children.

They heard from Lucy Timbow who was a Passing on the Gift recipient. Lucy multiplied the support of our donors even further through a second generation of Passing on the Gift.

And they visited Ms. Maiden , who Heifer trained to be a Community Animal Health Care Worker. Now she can earn income and also help other families keep their animals healthy and productive.

Please, donate now. The impact of your gift is often enough to completely transform a family's future.