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Heifer Project International, Inc.

AKA Heifer International

Little Rock, AR

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Heifer Project International, Inc.

Also Known As:
Heifer International
Physical Address:
Little Rock, AR 72202 
EIN:
35-1019477
Web URL:
www.heifer.org
Leadership:
Mr. Pierre Ferrari
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Fiscal Year Starting: July 1, 2011
Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2012
Revenue
Total Revenue $112,386,873
Expenses
Total Expenses $115,655,808

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Basic Organization Information

Heifer Project International, Inc.

Also Known As:
Heifer International
Physical Address:
Little Rock, AR 72202 
EIN:
35-1019477
Web URL:
www.heifer.org 
NTEE Category:
Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security 
Q31 International Agricultural Development 
K Agriculture, Food, Nutrition 
K20 Agricultural Programs 
D Animal related 
D99 Animal Related Activities N.E.C. 
Year Founded:
1944 
Ruling Year:
1999 

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Mission Statement

Heifer International's mission is to end hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth using gifts of livestock, seeds, trees and training in sustainable agriculture community development projects to help millions of people become self-reliant. Since 1944, Heifer has helped transform the lives of more than 18.5 million families (94.5 million people) by giving them gifts of cows, goats and other livestock. Along with the animals, families receive training in animal care and conservation for environmentally sound agricultural development. There is also training in community development, gender equity, sharing and caring, strategic planning and other subjects as needed, including literacy. The process takes several years and is not declared successful until the community shows sustained improvement in nutrition, income and self-reliance. Each family that receives an animal agrees to Pass on the Gift by sharing the first-born female offspring of their animal with another family in need, so each gift of livestock starts a chain of self-reliance that spreads throughout  entire communities.

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Leadership (GuideStar ExchangeThe GuideStar Exchange allows nonprofits to regularly update key information directly to GuideStar. It provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more. May, 2013)

Mr. Pierre Ferrari

Term:

Since Nov 2010

Profile:

Pierre Ferrari, who was born in Africa in 1950 in what was then the Belgian Congo (today the Democratic Republic of the Congo and from 1971 to 1997 Zaire), is Heifer International’s president AND CEO. Ferrari has more than 40 years of business experience, from large consumer goods organizations such as Coca-Cola USA to socially oriented organizations like CARE and the Small Enterprise Assistance Fund. Ferrari holds a master’s degree in Economics from The University of Cambridge and a MBA from Harvard Business School.

Leadership Statement:

After nearly 70 years, Heifer’s formula remains a simple one. By giving families in need a hand up, not just a handout, we can empower them to turn a life of hunger and poverty into one of self-reliance and independence. With the gifts of livestock and training, we help families improve their nutrition and general income in a sustainable way through honest work. There are heifers that give milk, chickens that produce eggs, sheep that provide wool and much much more. We refer to these animals as “living loans” because in exchange for receiving their animal and training in its care, each family promises to give one of its animal’s offspring to another family in need. It’s called Passing on the Gift and it means that each gift you make through Heifer will multiply many times over with every new generation. And our work sparks not only a wildfire of self-reliance, it enables donors to share in the experience of ending hunger and poverty at a time of economic crisis when the cause has never seemed more urgent. Donors know the job of our passionate urgency to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. Pierre FerrariCEO Heifer International



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Program: Rural Entrepreneurs for Agricultural Cooperation in Haiti

Budget:
$14,998,072
Category:
International, Foreign Affairs & National Security
Population Served:
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Program Description:

Specifically, REACH — Rural Entrepreneurs for Agricultural Cooperation in Haiti — will develop 150 breeding centers and provide training for 120 community health workers who, in turn, will train an average of 200 farmers each. Heifer International hopes the enterprise will serve as a model for the state to consider for replication, key to igniting the kind of transformation Haiti needs to become self-sustaining. Three hundred full-time jobs will be created and more than 83,000 will benefit indirectly.

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Program: Empowering Women Farmers Through the Value Chain in Nepal

Budget:
$23,883,937
Category:
International, Foreign Affairs & National Security
Population Served:
Females, all ages or age unspecified

Program Description:

The average Nepalese farmer owns less than 1.2 acres of land. Even on such small plots, livestock has the poten- tial to improve diets and increase incomes. However, the current quality of the animals and the farmers’ skills to improve their livestock’s productivity are both poor. For farmers, especially marginalized women, to thrive on very small farms, they must work together, have higher- quality animals, be trained in better farming methods and be connected to formal agricultural markets. Through this project, women will be transformed into powerful small farmers and businesswomen selling meat and milk in organized markets. To help Heifer bring our work to exponentially more families than ever before in a Heifer Nepal project, this project was designed with several significant programmatic innovations.

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Program: Seeds of Change

Budget:
$17,191,051
Category:
International, Foreign Affairs & National Security
Population Served:
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Program Description:

Seeds of Change is about developing vibrant, sustainable farmers and local food systems through these wealth creation value chains resulting in measurable impact in: social capital, livelihoods, nutrition, and improved environment.  The aim is to identify market demand and then to invest resources and enlist partners to get development going across a whole value chain—inputs, production, processing, distribution, consumers, policy changes and other enabling context, in particular sectors, such as accessible, affordable and healthy food. With this, farmers can connect markets so that people and communities are sustainable beyond Heifer’s engagement.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

Heifer’s holistic model is proven to be successful and life-changing. Following a five-year study of Heifer projects, programs and participants, evaluators from Western Michigan University noted in virtually every evaluation improvements in nutrition, agriculture, income, hope and opportunity, access to health care and medicine, livestock management. Also mentioned in nearly every report was Heifer’s signature Passing on the Gift (POG) cornerstone

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They provide medical service in poor areas and disaster relief. Nonprofit Senior Staff

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Their strength lies in their medical services. Nonprofit Senior Staff

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