Heifer International

Baylake United Methodist Church
Heifer International: Pass on the Gift

The Heifer Way

The Heifer project believes all people deserve dignity, opportunity, and a future free from hunger. They believe we provide the tools of transformation to bring about that opportunity. They believe one cow can transform a life. But they know one animal alone doesn’t lead to sustainable change.


Animals are the backbone of our work. They provide life-sustaining products such as milk, eggs, cheese, honey and wool. For each animal received, families agree to pass on the offspring of that animal to another person in need. In that act, families become the cycle of positive change. We’ve seen communities hold fast to this idea. In some places, 22 generations of Heifer animals can be traced. On average, Passing on the Gift lasts for at least nine generations, no matter the project.