Why is Heifer International such an effective development organization?

Today’s post will be a quickie, with the promised post on the Beyond Hunger Northern Indiana weekend celebrating Heifer’s 70th anniversary yet to come. We had 26 seagoing and flying cowboys and cowgirls present, and it was a fantastic event! And the more I work with Heifer staff, the more impressed I am with this organization and what they are able to accomplish in the world. So that begs the question: what makes them so effective? what makes them stand out among development organizations? I believe the answer lies in their Twelve Cornerstones, the elements in which each community receiving assistance from Heifer are trained:

Heifer's 12 Cornerstones

The Twelve Cornerstones that help Heifer achieve their mission. Courtesy of Heifer International.

The back of this bookmark says:

Passing on the Gift® is fundamental to Heifer International’s approach to sustainable development. As people share the offspring of their animals, knowledge, resources and skills with others, an expanding network of hope and dignity and self-reliance is created that reaches around the globe.

To read more about each Cornerstone, follow this link to Heifer’s website:

http://www.heifer.org/ending-hunger/the-heifer-way/mission-and-cornerstones.html

Happy 70th Anniversary, Heifer International! And may you have many, many more!

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One thought on “Why is Heifer International such an effective development organization?

  1. Good evening. Thank you this e-mail. I enjoy reading about the experiences of other seagoing cowboys.Thanks again. Nelson Heatwole

    From: The Seagoing Cowboys To: nel_n_flo@spruceknob.net Sent: Friday, September 26, 2014 2:19 PM Subject: [New post] Why is Heifer International such an effective development organization?

    Peggy Reiff Miller posted: “Today’s post will be a quickie, with the promised post on the Beyond Hunger Northern Indiana weekend celebrating Heifer’s 70th anniversary yet to come. We had 26 seagoing and flying cowboys and cowgirls present, and it was a fantastic event! And the more “

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