Come Celebrate Heifer International's 70th Anniversary!

Posted by Heifer Sacramento On Wednesday, September 17, 2014 0 comments
Heifer Sacramento volunteers are gearing up for a free local celebration for Heifer International's 70th year of working to end poverty and hunger while caring for the earth. Ours is one of 19 community events held around the country this year. Enjoy fun, interactive, and educational activities, learn about Heifer's early days for a 'sea-going cowboy', hear about Heifer's work in Ecuador, and honor communities coming together in support of Heifer's work.

Rosa Rodriguez, the director of Heifer Projects in Ecuador and Bill Beck, one of the 'sea-going cowboys' and long time supporter of Heifer are the feature speakers at our celebration. See you at the party!!
Bill Beck, 'Sea-going Cowboy'
Rosa Rodriguez, Director Heifer Projects Ecuador
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Save the Date for Heifer's 70th Anniversary Celebration

Posted by Heifer Sacramento On Saturday, September 13, 2014 0 comments
Save the Date! Save the Date! Save the Date!

Heifer Sacrament volunteers will be holding a community celebration for Heifer's 70th Anniversary on Saturday October 18, 2014 from 1 pm to 4 pm at St. Marks United Methodist Church in Sacramento. Enjoy fun and educational activities and learn about Heifer's past, present, and future work to end hunger and poverty while caring for the earth.

Stay tuned. More information will be coming soon!!

Save the Date! Save the Date! Save the Date!

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Post script - Heifer's Work Evolved

Posted by Heifer Sacramento On Thursday, September 11, 2014 0 comments
This is the final to the series contributed by Heifer Sacramento volunteer, Cheryl McKinney on her experience visiting Heifer Ecuador projects in 2013. 

Post script - Heifer's Work Evolved

We Heifer tourists saw and learned a lot during one busy week in Ecuador. We came away having witnessed many ways in which the Heifer really does what it sets out to do.

We had all arrived with the basic Heifer narrative in mind, which goes as follows.
     A community invites Heifer in to help with pressing problems.
     Heifer staffers, native to the project country, act as facilitators, engaging groups — in which women have full representation — to assess the community’s strengths, articulate goals and vision.
     Among the outcomes of this group process, sometimes taking months, will be decisions about specific projects to be undertaken.
     Then families receive training and support in the specifics of the project as well as any needed education in group process — all summed up in “the 12 Cornerstones for Just & Sustainable Development.”
     At the appropriate time, animals, plants, or other gifts arrive, and project participants sign promising to “Pass on the Gift” by donating an offspring animal or other offshoot of their specific project to the next family waiting to participate.
     The community is strengthened, in food security and networks of relationships.

Thank you to Cheryl for sharing your view on the ground in Ecuador!

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