It’s the next 2013 Changemaker Nomination suggested by a chocolate lover like you!
Congratulations to Heifer International: www.heifer.org
Here’s what Marianne has to say about this fearless organization:
“Heifer International is making a real difference in lives. They give animals that keep giving to their communities making a real change in peoples’ lives. They do not simply feed families in need, but rather give them food AND an abundance that allows them to sell additional animal products.”
A little more info:
It all started with a cow.
Moved by the plight of orphans and refugees of the Spanish Civil War as he ladled out meager rations of powdered milk, Dan West, an Indiana farmer, volunteer relief worker and Church of the Brethren member, grasped that the people needed “a cow, not a cup”—cows that could produce milk so families would not have to depend on temporary aid. From that simple idea, Heifer International was born.”