The Shelter of a Cow


Dan West was handing cups of milk to refugees when he realized what people really need–not a cup, but a cow. And that was the start of Heifer International.


“That ‘teach a man to fish’ philosophy is what drove West to found Heifer International. And now, nearly 70 years later, that philosophy still inspires our work to end world hunger and poverty throughout the world once and for all.

We empower families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity – but our approach is more than just giving them a handout . . .  Our animals provide partners with both food and reliable income, as agricultural products such as milk, eggs and honey can be traded or sold at market.”

Yes, Lord, we want to feed the hungry. But how much better to equip them to feed themselves and then feed others. Physically and spiritually. Amen.

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