Food insecurity and economic strife still affect countless people around the globe, especially those in developing countries. Heifer International is dedicated to much more than just providing food to people in need – they’re focused on providing well-rounded solutions that allow people independence, education, security, and a sustainable future for themselves, their families, and their communities.
With over 820 million people going to bed hungry every day, Heifer International takes a multi-pronged approach to addressing hunger and poverty. One of their core concepts is “living incomes,” working with farmers and communities to grow their economic security and ensure that more people are able to afford food and water, shelter, education, health care, and overall safety and security. The organization dedicates its efforts to more than just survival; their emphasis is on getting people and communities what they need for long-term dignity and true thriving.
To ensure the long-term success of these communities, Heifer International relies on its professionals, volunteers, and donors to support five key areas of work: economic development, environmental sustainability, food security and nutrition, risk mitigation and resilience, and women’s empowerment and social capital. Together, these intersecting areas of focus align to address immediate needs while also offering the necessary support to develop and uplift communities in 19 countries around the world. It’s an approach designed to train local businesses and individuals to improve their processes and goods, then raise up entire communities with the benefits.
“I am a lover of people and international travel, and an advocate for women. What better charity to select than Heifer International—where a gift of an animal can support all of these things with one gift,” said Dr. Jacquelyn D. Elliott , Chief Experience Officer and Higher Education Practice Leader at Blue Rock Search. “By supplying a family with bees, chicks, goats, or an actual heifer, a sustainable food and revenue source can make a huge difference to a family in need, where often, this burden falls to the woman who is expected to care for, and feed her family.”
Blue Rock is proud to highlight and support the incredible work of Heifer International!
About Blue Rock Gives Back
At Blue Rock, part of our corporate culture is finding ways to help people whenever the opportunity arises. In the Blue Rock Gives Back program, our employees each choose a cause that is personally important. Then, on a monthly basis, we select one of those charities and make a donation. We believe that even small acts can make the world a better place.