Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Our week with Heifer Project Photos

We spent a week in Tanzania on a study tour with Heifer Project International - This is a rural development project that gives bred livestock to impoverished farmers. The project is over 50 years old and operates in many parts of the world. Each person who receives an animal must share the first born female offspring with a neighbor and provide support to them. For each animal given there is an average of over 6 families who later receive "spinoff" donated animals. We saw over and over the life changing effects in nutrition and economic security from people who recieve animals!