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Help End Hunger By Empowering the World’s Women
At Heifer International, we believe that empowering women is the key to ending hunger and poverty worldwide.
That is because the vast majority of the world's poorest people are women.
The reasons for their struggles are clear: women are regularly deprived of an education and denied opportunities to own land and get jobs.
But thanks to Heifer International, women around the world are finally getting the chance to take charge of their lives and experience the dignity of self-reliance.
Son Sinath, a mother of two from Cambodia, is one inspiring example of what is possible when someone like you offers to step forward to say "I believe in you!"
Undereducated and unskilled, Son Sinath could only find work as a laborer planting and harvesting rice, which brought home just $100 a year. Their situation got so desperate that her husband, Yoeung Yan, had to take a job clearing land mines to help provide for their daughter, Yan Kunthy, and son, Yan Sitha.
Each day was a desperate struggle for this family. "Our condition was very poor," Son Sinath remembers. "We had food shortages every year."
Heifer International provided Son Sinath with 10 ducks, seeds, fruit trees and extensive training. She quickly earned enough money from selling ducks and chickens to buy two pregnant sows and expand her farm. Today, her income has grown from $100 to more than $1,800 a year!
What makes Heifer unique is that when you help someone like Son Sinath, she is empowered to help someone else, whether it's the women she is teaching to read or the family to whom she Passed on the Gift of livestock and training.
Your generous gift to Heifer right now will give another courageous woman a way out of poverty and discrimination.
To Give To Heifer Today
To Give To Heifer Today
The world's most vulnerable families only have a few pennies a day to spend on food, have sick children but no money for a doctor or are forced to depend on handouts to survive from one day to the next because there are no opportunities to support themselves.
But over the past 68 years, Heifer supporters like you have combined forces to empower millions of families around the world to become self-reliant. And because of Passing on the Gift, each contribution has been multiplied over and over for generations.
Here are three reasons to make a gift today:
Hunger and malnutrition are the number one risk to global health - causing more deaths than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. According to the United Nations, up to 40 percent of children under the age of five who die each year are victims of malnutrition.
However, with your help, parents can use the livestock and training they receive from Heifer to generate steady and sustainable sources of income and nutrition so their children can grow up healthy and strong.
More than 60 percent of the world's chronically hungry are women. And while women are responsible for producing the overwhelming majority of food in the developing world, the discrimination and inequality they face means women and their children are especially vulnerable to malnutrition. In fact, because about half of the pregnant women in the world are iron deficient, 315,000 mothers die in childbirth each year.
Your continued support of Heifer International empowers women around the world with opportunities to reach their full potential - an essential part of truly sustainable development.
Despite the explosive growth in cities and widespread urban poverty, about 75 percent of the world's hungry people live in rural communities. Most have little or no land of their own and are extremely vulnerable.
Heifer International's holistic approach prepares families to be self-sufficient. We follow a comprehensive approach that pairs livestock with training - so each family we serve has both the opportunity and the skills to build a secure and independent future.
Share this information with those in your own community, and inspire your friends and family to become involved in Heifer's quest to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth.